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Frontline Gives Us Rare Access Inside A Migrant Detention Shelter For Babies & Teen Moms

Still from the FRONTLINE PBS feature, 'Kids Caught in the Crackdown'

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss ‘Kids Caught in the Crackdown,’ a FRONTLINE documentary about the detention of children inside federally-funded migrant shelters.

Nearly 70,000 children have been held in US government custody from late 2018 to late 2019, breaking record levels. FRONTLINE was given rare access to a shelter holding babies and teenage mothers in San Benito, Texas. What are the conditions like inside these shelters and what is the lasting impact on children? What will it take to end the Trump administration's family separation policy?




Daffodil Altan, investigative producer/correspondent with FRONTLINE PBS

Garance Burke, investigative reporter and data journalist for The Associated Press in San Francisco 

Web Resources:


PBS: U.S. Held a Record Number of Migrant Kids in Custody This Year


PBS: Trump Admin Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention


PBS: ‘I Can’t Feel My Heart:’ Children Separated from Their Parents at US-Mexico Border Showed Increased Signs of Post-traumatic Stress, According to Watchdog Report