The filing described “shockingly deplorable” conditions at two emergency shelters set up in Texas to handle the surge of children crossing the southern border.

Untreated broken bones. Foodborne illnesses from undercooked meals. Outdoor activity limited to the hottest hours of the day, when temperatures regularly hit triple digits.

Alexander Martinez says he fled from homophobia, government persecution and the notorious MS-13 gang in El Salvador only to run into abuse and harassment in America’s immigration detention system.

Two more whistleblowers have come forward alleging that migrant children who stayed at the Fort Bliss facility near El Paso, Texas, received poor care, according to a complaint obtained by CNN.

In the pre-dawn darkness, Border Patrol Agent Jesse Moreno slowed his SUV and raked the beam of his flashlight across a stretch of flooded scrub, searching for signs of life: flattened grass, a slight rustle, a sneaker.

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice told the AP that an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, is being used to hold detainees, with the expectation that up to 950 people can be held at the facility.

US border authorities in June arrested or turned away the highest monthly number of migrants at the US-Mexico border in at least a decade, according to a Department of Homeland Security official familiar with the figures and to previously published data.

Three members of the same family are accused of scamming dozens of immigrants by providing them illegal immigration services, resulting in most of them unknowingly facing deportation proceedings, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said this week.

John Otieno, an asylum seeker from East Africa, was among those force fed after initiating a hunger strike during the pandemic. Otieno used a pseudonym to protect his identity.

A former Los Angeles police officer and U.S. Army veteran filed a complaint against Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday, alleging that she was racially profiled and sexually assaulted when crossing back from Tijuana through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.