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WaPo: Separated Immigrant Children Abused at Chicago Nonprofit

HeadlineJul 19, 2018

In Illinois, state officials are investigating the Chicago nonprofit Heartland Alliance over allegations that it housed children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, with many of the children reportedly suffering abuse and neglect. The Washington Post reported one boy at Heartland Alliance’s facility Casa Guadalupe was repeatedly injected with a drug that made him drowsy, while another boy was denied medication for weeks after injuring his arm. The Post also reports children were surveilled with hidden cameras and prevented from hugging their siblings. This comes ahead of a July 26 court-imposed deadline for the Trump administration to reunite all separated children with their parents, and after the Trump administration said Monday it can’t find the parents of 71 such children.

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