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‘These Are Not Kids Kept In Cages’: Inside A Texas Shelter For Immigrant Youth

Boys, ages 10 to 17, stand outside a government-contracted youth shelter in Brownsville, Texas. Ninety percent of the residents traveled to the United States alone seeking protection; the remainder were separated from their families at the border under a controversial new policy by the Trump administration.

Casa Padre is a former Wal-Mart Super Center converted into living, recreation, dining quarters for 1,469 immigrant boys, ages 10 to 17.

(Image credit: Department of Health and Human Services)

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