We all watched in horror this summer as the Trump Administration ripped migrant children from their parents’ arms and detained them in cages.
We quickly sued the Trump Administration to stop the administration’s inhumane zero tolerance policy, but while administration officials backed off from separating families, they’re still indefinitely detaining more than 13,000 children.
Now, we’re seeing new reports that these children are being woken in the middle of the night, herded onto buses and moved to a tent city in the middle of the West Texas desert.
It’s bad enough that we’re keeping children detained indefinitely in shelters — not to mention, it’s unconstitutional. But now, children are being moved to an unregulated facility with no school, limited access to legal help and no clear timeline for their release.
Right now, our legal work is focused on forcing the federal government to share all the details of its zero tolerance policy and treatment of these children. We have a long fight ahead of us to stop these cruel policies for good.