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The Karnes County Residential Center is viewed on July 31, 2014 in Karnes City, Texas. (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty)

Assaulted and shamed in family detention

The U.S. government calls family detention facilities a safe and secure environment for immigrant mothers and their children to remain while an immigration judge determines their legal cases for asylum -- but the practice is now under threat. Federal courts have ruled that the government may no longer detain asylum-seekers indefinitely and have...

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