ProPublica Tracks Down Migrant Children Housed In Chicago Area

Children detained
Immigrant children walk in a line outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children a former Job Corps site that now houses them in Homestead, Fla. on June 20. Brynn Anderson / Associated Press
Children detained
Immigrant children walk in a line outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children a former Job Corps site that now houses them in Homestead, Fla. on June 20. Brynn Anderson / Associated Press

ProPublica Tracks Down Migrant Children Housed In Chicago Area

ProPublica Illinois on Monday reported that at least 99 children were sent to Illinois shelters after being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Trump administration ended the separation policy in June, but seven children are still being housed in Chicago-area shelters run by the nonprofit Heartland Human Care Services.

Melissa Sanchez and Jodi Cohen of ProPublica Illinois joins the Morning Shift to talk about the investigation and the children who were separated from their families.

GUEST: Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica Illinois reporter

Jodi Cohen, ProPublica Illinois reporter

LEARN MORE: Here’s What Happened to the 99 Immigrant Children Separated From Their Parents and Sent to Chicago (ProPublica Illinois 9/10/18)

As Months Pass in Chicago Shelters, Immigrant Children Contemplate Escape, Even Suicide  (ProPublica Illinois 9/6/18)

Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation (Executive Order signed 6/20/18)