Inside Houston’s Newest Migrant Shelter For Unaccompanied Teens

Advocates, teachers, even presidential hopefuls have rallied against a migrant shelter east of downtown Houston, calling it a baby jail and a prime example of the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. Though some criticisms of Southwest Key have credence, Houston Public Media got access to a rare tour inside the shelter that sheds light on the lives of migrant teens there.

By Elizabeth TrovallAugust 27, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Houston Public Media:

In Houston, a migrant shelter east of downtown has drawn a chorus of rallying cries against the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

News of the new shelter broke at the height of the administration’s controversial policy of separating families who were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Even as that policy has mostly ended, protests at the shelter on Emancipation Avenue have continued. Some advocates have called the shelter a ‘baby jail’ or ‘concentration camp‘. 

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