US: Trauma in Family Immigration Detention

May 24, 2015

Indefinite detention of asylum-seeking mothers and their children in the United States takes a severe psychological toll, Human Rights Watch said. Mothers from 25 detained families, including 10 who had been locked up for 8 to 10 months, described to Human Rights Watch their family’s trauma, depression, and suicidal thoughts.

Read some of the interviews via Human Rights Watch.

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