Migrant girls being held in detention centers near the U. Some reported being put in cages as punishment. Among the testimonials, migrant teenage girls discussed a lack of access to menstrual products including pads and tampons.
A migrant teen and her premature baby languished in a Texas border patrol facility after crossing the US-Mexico borderthe infant not receiving proper neonatal care, an immigration advocate has alleged. The alleged maltreatment, recounted to the Associated Press by an activist who said she met the year-old mother, comes amid intensified scrutiny of Trump administration policy on immigration. One report said at least seven children had died in US immigration custody.
A year-old migrant girl alleged a Customs and Border Protection agent sexually assaulted her under the guise of a routine pat-down search in a facility in Yuma, Ariz. On Tuesday, CBP said authorities are investigating the complaint. She reported he was laughing with the other guards in plain view of other migrants, leading her to feel embarrassed.
The attorneys, who were shocked by their discovery, obtained access to the Border Patrol processing center known as Ursula as part of a decadeslong settlement over the care of children in government custody, sending them scrambling to obtain medical care and the release of the mother and the child. They said the child was lethargic, cold, and not eating. The mother and baby, who were not identified, were taken into Border Patrol custody after crossing into the US on June 4 and have been at Ursula since June 7, according to Hope Frye, an immigration attorney who visited the center this week under the rules of the consent decree known as the Flores Settlement.
The year-old said she was set upon by the males, whom she thought were from Turkey after she had gone outside for some fresh air. Ms Winkelmuller said: "Two of them grabbed me and dragged me into a corner, two of them hit me and the fifth took away my mobile phone and my jacket. Two of them grabbed me and dragged me into a corner, two of them hit me and the fifth took away my mobile phone and my jacket.
The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a tiny baby, born premature, being held in detention instead of where she believes she should have been — a hospital neonatal unit.
A Trump administration agency has been tracking migrant teenage girls who want an abortion after facing fierce criticism and a court order not to interfere with their access to abortions. This comes after campaigners called for a criminal investigation of a controversial Trump appointee who blocked pregnant migrant teens in his custody from accessing abortions. Scott Lloyd ordered shelters to send the women to have consultations at religiously affiliated crisis pregnancy centres that are against abortion — and undergo medically unnecessary ultrasounds.
In a complaint, a year-old migrant girl from Honduras said that a U. The alleged assault happened at a Yuma, Arizona, facility, which there have been allegations of unsanitary and crowded conditions in addition to misconduct and abuse. Children have said they were scared of officers at the center because they would react with anger to requests. A child said he wore the same underwear for 10 days because he was afraid to ask for a clean pair.
PHOENIX AP — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Their lack of legal status and inability to afford child care makes it nearly impossible for them to find a job, and staying in the U. The mother had had an emergency cesarean section in Mexico in early May and crossed the border with the baby on June 4.
The teenage girls arriving in Lake Worth, Florida, will receive classroom education and mental health and legal services until they are reunited with relatives in the U. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Up to girls can be housed in a building in apartment-style units with two or four beds each, Sheckler said.