Posted on · State authorities are mulling over applications for two new shelters that would hold unaccompanied migrant children. Confirmation of the new shelters comes as Southwest Key closes down two of its facilities.
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Parents and students at Wheatley High discuss the upcoming academic year at the troubled school. We meet a former unaccompanied migrant who's now a psychologist in a facility for migrant teens. And comedian Ali Siddiq discusses life in prison.
Posted on · Advocates, teachers, even presidential hopefuls have rallied against a migrant shelter east of downtown Houston, calling it a baby jail and a prime example of the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. Though some criticisms of Southwest Key have credence, Houston Public Media got access to a rare tour inside the shelter that sheds light on the lives of migrant teens there.
Posted on · BCFS, a nonprofit provider in several Texas cities, says it will continue providing services because not doing so would violate state licensing standards.
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Posted on · The migrant facility operator is seeking an injunction and damages estimated to be more than $8 million.
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Posted on · The alleged incidents are part of a series of accusations of sexual abuse inside the government’s immigrant youth shelters
Posted on · The city says Southwest Key will have to reapply for permits and wait for new inspections before the facility can open