US Watchdog: Separated Migrant Children Suffered Trauma

Migrant children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border last year suffered post-traumatic stress and other serious mental health problems, according to a government watchdog report.

  • Published 4 September 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrant children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border last year suffered post-traumatic stress and other serious mental health problems, according to a government watchdog report. The chaotic reunification process only added to their ordeal. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report in advance of the official release. The children, many already distressed in their home countries or by their journey, showed more fear, feelings of abandonment…

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