Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Where are the children?

Donald Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration policy has resulted in more than 2,300 children being separated from their parents and families. Torn Apart / Separados is a new interactive map which shows the locations of ICE facilities across the United States where these children might be being held.

The Torn Apart / Separados interactive map uses data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, news reports and from Google Maps entries & Facebook places. You can read more about how this data was researched in the 'Reflections' part of the site.

The interactive map lists both ICE facilities and private juvenile detention centers. If you select the 'Visualizations' option and then click on charts you can view visualizations of the average daily population in ICE detention facilities in each fiscal year from 2014-2018. You can also view the number of ICE facilities in use for the same years.

The Washington Post is also attempting to map where migrant children are being held in the United States. In Where are the migrant child facilities? Scattered across America the paper has mapped out the locations of facilities where it is known migrant children are being held and intends to update the map as more information comes to light.

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