DILLEY, Texas -- U.S. officials are still trying to reunite as many as 386 children who were separated from their parents at the border under President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. Their parents have been deported, but officials say they have been able to reach most of them. Officials, meanwhile, are investigating the death of a child recently released from the nation's largest immigration detention center in Dilley, Texas. Closure of "Tent City" for unaccompanied migrant children delayed for second time CBS News has confirmed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is actively investigating the death of a migrant child shortly after her release from the south Texas family residential center in Dilley. Attorneys for the child's mother cite "neglect and unsanitary conditions" as possible factors. CBS News was given a rare look inside the detention center that only houses mothers and children. Right now, more than 1,500 are staying … [Read more...] about Inside an immigration detention center that houses mothers and children
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Madlin Mekelburg El Paso Times Published 5:01 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 AUSTIN — Texas officials have opened an investigation into the death of a toddler who reportedly died after being released from an immigrant detention center in South Texas. The child's death was publicized earlier this month by the American Immigration Lawyers Association but details, including the child's name and cause of death, were not made public. Related: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hears border, immigration proposals in El Paso visit Lawyers representing the toddler's family contacted state officials on Thursday to share information about the child, hours after a top state official publicly called for the details to be shared. "I need to know the name of that child so we can investigate thoroughly," said Hank Whitman, commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services, during a legislative hearing at the state Capitol. Whitman said the … [Read more...] about Texas investigating death of migrant toddler after leaving immigrant detention center
Jerick Sablan Pacific Daily News Published 8:03 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 Women with substance abuse problems will soon have another place to seek treatment after the Salvation Army was awarded a federal grant. The Salvation Army will build a Residential Treatment Center for Women at its Tiyan site, Program Coordinate Lou Hongyeesaid. The non-profit will receive $1.4 million from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Planning and Develop Fund grant administered by the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority. GHURA held a public hearing on the grant funding Thursday at its Sinajana office, and the room was filled with people in support of the Salvation Army's grant to build the treatment center. The center would have 10 beds to allow women to seek in-patient treatment, which the Salvation Army currently provides to men, Hongyee said. If the non-profit is able to have money for operations, it could increase the number of beds by putting in … [Read more...] about Salvation Army receives federal grant to build residential treatment center for women
Austria will this week propose that the EU open migration centers outside the bloc, according to a document seen by POLITICO. The Alpine country, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, has prepared an unofficial document ahead of a meeting of interior ministers in Innsbruck on Thursday. It says that in the case of a “negative final decision on an application for international protection,” the person in question “leaves the EU and is either transferred to his/her country of origin or possibly to a third country” — in the latter case the third country would be responsible for the rejected applicant after reaching a deal to respect EU standards, said an Austrian official. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz flagged a similar proposal in June. “We suggested a long time ago that it would make sense to offer protection outside of the European Union,” he said in Brussels ahead of the launch of the presidency … [Read more...] about Austria backs migration centers in non-EU countries
With the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency searching for up to 15,000 more beds for detained immigrant families, at least some investors have been quick to speculate about what public companies could benefit. Two that immediately jumped out are detention center and prison operators CoreCivic (CVW) and Geo Group (GEO). The share prices for both companies have climbed nearly steadily for the past several days, though CoreCivic retreated a bit on Tuesday. The ICE "request for information" (RFI) about procuring the additional beds is one way the government looks for potential contractors without soliciting formal bids. It was posted June 22 after President Donald Trump rescinded part of his own policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border by signing an executive order after public and bipartisan outcry. Here's what you should know about ICE's family detention centers and the two companies: ICE has three family "residential centers" They're … [Read more...] about ICE needs expanded detention centers — who might profit?