Children in Custody at the Border


Ralph D. Rowland (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues

BISAC: POL040000

There has been a dramatic increase in the numbers of families and children arriving on the southern border over the past several years. Most of these families and children arrived from Central America, fleeing vicious cartels, gang violence, and extreme poverty. After surviving long and dangerous journeys, these families should have been met with safe refuge, but they instead encountered the Trump administration’s myriad inhumane border policies like family separation, zero tolerance detention, and the Remain in Mexico policy. These policies and management decisions have contributed to mass overcrowding and widespread inhumane conditions at Customs and Border Protection facilities across the southern border. This book looks at the issues involving children in custody.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border

Chapter 2. Assessing the Adequacy of DHS Efforts to Prevent Child Deaths in Custody

Chapter 3. CBP Families and Children Care Panel Final Report

Chapter 4. Children Waited for Extended Periods in Vehicles to Be Reunified with Their Parents at ICE’s Port Isabel Detention Center in July 2018


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