One expert called the arrangement with the Federal Protective Service as “a Bermuda Triangle for child protection.”
Thousands of immigrant families are facing increasing hurdles to taking custody of sons, daughters and relatives who crossed the border on their own.
The Department of Homeland Security says it is ending an agreement that requires the government to release immigrant children after 20 days in detention.
As hundreds of children remain separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration's immigration policy, El Salvador charges that three children, ages 12 to 17, were victimized at shelters in Arizona.
By the time the federal government started sending immigrant children to Shiloh Treatment Center, the warning flags were waving blood red.
Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from $74.5 million in 2007 to $958 million in 2017.
During times of war and unrest, American authorities have cited various reasons and laws to take children away from their parents.
An audio file reportedly recorded at a U.S. immigration facility takes center stage in the uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.
This monstrous practice has been characteristic of the biggest tyrants of the modern era.
U.S.-pushed trade pacts serve the interests of corporations, allowing them to take advantage of cheap labor and steal natural resources, but workers cannot cross borders when their economy is destroyed or communities are poisoned.