Some US migrant children shelters accused of violations: report (Agence France-Presse) – June 21, 2018 – 8:47am CHICAGO, United States — More than a dozen shelters where the US government sent migrant children have a history of allegations of misconduct and violations of care standards, according to a report published Wednesday. The joint investigation by the Texas Tribune news website and The Center for Investigative Reporting came on the same day that US President Donald Trump reversed a tough policy and ordered an end to separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border. His backtracking followed domestic and international outrage at the policy. The new report cited government and other reports for accusations of physical and sexual abuse, and violations of standards for children’s safety and care. The alleged breaches occurred at privately-run shelters where migrant children receive long-term housing. Texas state inspectors cited violations including a lack of medical attention to injuries and illness, and mistakes in administering medication, the report says. More than 70 private entities—mostly religious and nonprofit groups—are contracted with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to take care of migrant children, according to the report. These are children who arrived in the US without parents, or… Read full this story
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