The US detained hundreds of migrant children in hotels as the pandemic flared

Catherine E. Shoichet and Geneva Sands - CNN

"Hundreds of migrant children have been held in hotels and guarded by government contractors in recent months as part of a secretive new system that advocates warn puts kids in danger," says this article from CNN. According to the article, "more than 570 unaccompanied minors and more than 80 children traveling with family members have been detained in hotels since officials began invoking a public health law to restrict immigration in March."

"No one has eyes on these children," says attorney Neha Desai of the National Center for Youth Law. "If there's no one who has the ability to bear witness and document what's happening, no mechanism for enforcing the rights of these detained children, there is incredible room for abuse and/or neglect."