Texas Lockup is Epicenter of Family Immigration Detention

Currently housing 1,520 mothers and their children, about 10 percent are families who were temporarily separated and then reunited under a “zero tolerance policy” that has since been reversed.

Image via Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

DILLEY, Texas (AP) — A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn't quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from two children nearby. It's a scene that could play out in elementary school cafeterias nationwide as youngsters prepare to head back to class.… Read at AP News

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