ACLU Obtains Documents Showing Widespread Abuse of Child Immigrants in U.S. CUSTODY

Examples of the documented abuses include allegations that CBP officials:

  • Used a stun gun on a boy, causing him to fall to the ground, shaking, with his eyes rolling back in his head

  • Ran over a 17-year-old with a patrol vehicle and then punched him several times

  • Verbally abused detained children, calling them dogs and “other ugly things”

  • Denied detained children permission to stand or…

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