“In these videos, artists, lawyers, advocates, and immigrants read the sworn testimonies of children held in detention facilities at the U.S. / Mexico Border.
This project is part of a national campaign to establish legal protections for immigrant children held in U.S. government facilities.”
“Immigrants, including asylum seekers and legal migrants, wait an average of more than four weeks to be released, though some have been held inside for years or even decades. Up to 2,500 are children and parents fleeing war and violence in their home countries. Thousands have alleged sexual and physical abuse inside the facilities.”
THE INVISIBLES: PAYING THE CONSEQUENCES OF DEPORTATION - OKLAHOMA WATCH
“‘The Invisibles,’ Oklahoma Watch profiles individuals whose quiet struggles in life reflect some of the larger issues facing the state. The series is made possible by a sponsorship from the Chickasaw Nation.”
DHS Inspector General CONFIRMS OVERCROWDING - BUZZFEED
“Inspectors detailed how, when they visited several the facilities earlier this month, they found adults and minors with no access to showers. Many adults were only fed bologna sandwiches, and detainees were seen banging on cell windows — pressing notes to the windows that detailed their time in custody.”