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AUSTIN, Texas — A judge will continue blocking bids by two South Texas immigrant family detention facilities for state licensure as residential child care centers. State District Judge Karin Crump’s decision came Thursday after a hearing in Austin on emergency rules created by Texas health officials. Those rules aim to […]

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Border Patrol’s parent agency on Monday issued nationwide custody standards, a little more than a year after its jails were overwhelmed with Central American children fleeing to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has come under criticism for its custody conditions from advocacy […]

In a lengthy report released Thursday, the bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights decried unlawful practices and abuse in the nation’s immigrant detention centers [PDF]. The commission expressed particular concern over the treatment of migrant children and families seeking refugee status, thousands of whom are being held in for-profit, prison-like facilities at a […]