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Thousands of migrant youth reported sexual abuse in U.S. immigration detention

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 26, 2019

    According to Department of Health and Human Services documents given to Axios by Rep. Ted Deutch's office, thousands of allegations of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors (UACs) in the custody of the U.S. government have been reported over the past 4 years. From October 2014 to July 2018, the HHS' Office of Refugee Resettlement received 4,556 complaints of sexual abuse, and the Department of Justice received 1,303 complaints. This includes 178 allegations of sexual abuse by adult staff. [ID #376]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Feb. 26, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Data and Reports
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: CBP ORR ICE


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