Worries rise about the welfare of migrant teens in Dallas emergency shelter
Source: The Dallas Morning News
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Family Members, Immigrant and Migrant Populations, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Tensions are rising among migrant boys sheltered in a Dallas emergency facility that is packed with over 2000 youths. They are reacting to inadequate information regarding the status of their asylum cases, when they will be reunited with family members and other matters of grave concern to them. Not unexpectedly, there are rising rates of depression and anxiety, also in response to cruel taunting by guards at the center.