Illinois Accused of Keeping Kids in Mental Hospitals Too Long

Illinois forces hundreds of children to remain locked up in psychiatric wards after they’ve been medically cleared for release, according to a federal class action, causing them immense mental harm and costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

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Ninth Circuit Declines Second Look at Kids’ Immigration Fight

Toddlers will continue representing themselves in immigration court in the wake of a Ninth Circuit’s refusal Tuesday to revisit dismissal of a class action that claimed kids should have court-appointed attorneys in immigration proceedings – a refusal that drew a blistering dissent from five circuit judges.

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Audit Details Roughshod Rollout of Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy

Even as a caravan of Central American migrants has become a rallying point for conservative voters, an audit released Wednesday shows that federal agencies remain dazed from the zero-tolerance policy on immigration that the Trump administration rolled out in April.

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