The silent victims of “zero tolerance” immigration policies

This piece won second place in the 2019 Baines Report Op-Ed Contest. _ Immigrant children with disabilities are suffering neglect and abuse under the hands of the Trump Administration. These children, who require specialized services and treatment, have often been separated from guardians and have been placed in facilities with insufficient oversight. Amid increased reports of abuse, neglect, and lack of services, the federal government must act immediately to secure the rights of immigrant children, particularly those with disabilities. The administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies have led to the separation of migrant children with disabilities from their guardians. In...

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