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Separated children mistreated at shelter for migrant kids, lawsuit alleges

May 28, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

In a lawsuit filed in federal court last week, an Illinois shelter is accused of mistreating two immigrant children separated from their mother at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018 under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.

According to the lawsuit, employees at a now-closed Chicago shelter run by nonprofit Heartland Alliance told a pair of Honduran siblings that they were being "punished" for their parent's "crimes." The siblings were allegedly isolated from one another and not ...