Thousands of unaccompanied minors (UACs) were allegedly sexually abused in U.S. custody, a problem that predates President Trump but which reached new heights in 2018.
A sampling of the allegations, flagged by Stef:
Department of Health and Human Services statement to Axios: “These are vulnerable children in difficult circumstances, and [Office of Refugee Resettlement] fully understands its responsibility to ensure that each child is treated with the utmost care. When any allegations of abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect are made, they are taken seriously and ORR acts swiftly to investigate and respond."
The bottom line: These documents suggest that sexual abuse allegations are a systemic issue within the agencies tasked with caring for migrant minors, Caitlin notes.
Go deeper: Read documents that detail the allegations
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