ProPublica investigation shows allegations of sexual offenses at immigration shelters | KALW

ProPublica investigation shows allegations of sexual offenses at immigration shelters

Aug 1, 2018

On this special edition of Your Call, we discuss a ProPublica report on sexual abuse at detention centers housing immigrant children. 

 ProPublica reporters obtained police reports and call logs from more than two-thirds of the shelters housing immigrant children around the country. On any given day, the shelters in 17 states across the country house around 10,000 adolescents. What do the records tell us about what immigrant children face in shelters?

 Guest: 

Michael Grabell, a reporter with Pro Publica covering economic issues, labor, immigration and trade 

Web Resources:

 ProPublica: Immigrant Youth Shelters: “If You’re a Predator, It’s a Gold Mine”

ProPublica: “Hidden in Plain Sight”: Hundreds of Immigrant Children and Teens Housed in Opaque Network of Chicago-Area Shelters