News Here’s What Happened to the 99 Immigrant Children Separated From Their Parents and Sent to Chicago

Here’s What Happened to the 99 Immigrant Children Separated From Their Parents and Sent to Chicago

Confidential records reveal details about struggles to find parents and traumatic experiences during the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance crackdown.


Pro Publica - September 10, 2018


They were as young as 10 months, as old as almost 18.

About one-third of the children who ended up in Chicago came from Guatemala. Others had fled Brazil, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Romania and India. All had at least one parent locked up, often hundreds of miles away.

Months after the plight of children separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration crackdown sparked outrage, prompting a reversal of the policy, those children’s identities and experiences in detention remain largely unknown.

But ProPublica Illinois has obtained confidential records about the 99 children sent to Illinois shelters run by the nonprofit Heartland Human Care Services, which has a federal contract to house immigrant children at nine facilities in the Chicago area.

Credit by - Pro Publica

Read More

If you like the story and if you wish more such stories, support our effort Make a donation.

Tags : Pro Publica


Loading...

Operation 136: Part 1

Expose

If you believe investigative journalism is essential to making democracy functional and accountable support us. »

About us

Cobrapost, which was founded in 2003 by Aniruddha Bahal, the co-founder of Tehelka, is a critically acclaimed Indian non-profit news website and television production house, predominantly known for investigative journalism. Read More >>

Contact us: contact@cobrapost.com