Child Detention Centers In Texas Have A ‘Rocky Track Record’

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningJune 22, 2018 1:23 pm| ,

It’s time to check in for the week that was in Texas politics with Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Emily Ramshaw.

This week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end family separation at the border. But as for the children who have already been separated from their parents, Ramshaw says it is still unclear what will happen next.

“It is incredibly unclear”, Ramshaw says. About 500 kids have been reunited with their families, but some parents still don’t even know where their children are.

The facilities housing these children have also been in the news. “A lot of these facilities are facilities that have a rocky track record – of abusive, neglect, mistreatment”, Ramshaw says. The Texas Tribune reported on a lawsuit claiming children had been forcibly injected with drugs.

Even as the immigration crisis on the border continues, the government still plans to seize private land to move forward with the border wall.

This week, The Tribune reported on Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated in south Texas during World War II. Texans who were interned as children continue to  follow stories of family separations at the border.

Listen to the full interview in the audio player above.

Written by Manu Schneider.