Posted on · After kids are processed at the border, most are reconnected with family members and restart their lives in a new country, in a new language and with a new school. Each year, hundreds of them end up in Houston.
Posted on · The Department of Defense approved a request to temporarily house unaccompanied migrant children at its Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and at El Paso’s Fort Bliss.
Posted on · Texas Health and Human Services confirmed 261 COVID-19 cases in state-licensed facilities and foster care for migrant children since March 5th, 2021.
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 · It was the third death in government custody since December, as the U.S. deals with a surge of unaccompanied children and Central American families arriving at the southern border.
Posted on · Since the start of this fiscal year, Health and Human Services has received some 32,000 unaccompanied minors. If numbers stay consistent, the agency is on track to shelter the largest number of migrant children in the program's history.
Posted on · As a new Mexican president prepares to take office, U.S.-Mexico collaboration on Central American migration could be strained.
Posted on · Senators argued that HHS was refusing to enforce oversight over the children.
Posted on · It's the first lady's second visit to a detention center for migrant children in two weeks. She wore white pants and a black top — with no apparent message on the back.
Posted on · The Trump administration is considering using military bases to house unaccompanied migrant children. Reporter Franco Ordonez explains.
Posted on · On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We learn how tent cities could be used to shelter unaccompanied migrant children. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. We remember the roll the Turtle Bayou Resolutions played in Texas history. And we meet some boating enthusiasts in Greater Houston.
Posted on · The original 2014 bill sought protect unaccompanied minors crossing the border. Cornyn says it’s needed now to deal with risks stemming from parents and children being separated when they enter the U.S. illegally.
Posted on · Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy earlier this week
Posted on · UNICEF (The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) last month released a report on the number of unaccompanied children coming into the United States from Central America. According to the report, nearly 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the U.S. border in the first six months of 2016. The report also touches on the importance […]
Posted on · Attention turned about a year and a half ago to the Texas/Mexico border, where thousands of unaccompanied minors (many fleeing violence in Central America) sought asylum in the United States. The federal government scrambled to safely house the children while they navigated our immigration courts. Their ranks slowly dissipated as their cases were resolved, but […]