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Aura Bogado


Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Aura:

Scores of Migrant Children Considered or Attempted Suicide in US Custody, Records Show

Data obtained by Reveal highlights how a patchwork system can be ill-equipped to tackle serious mental health episodes, leaving migrant children to bear the tremendous toll. → Read More

‘I’m going to tase this kid’: Government shelters are turning refugee children over to police

The Office of Refugee Resettlement is supposed to care for migrant children. But some shelters have turned to police after children allegedly fought, damaged property or had mental health needs. → Read More

US detained migrant children for far longer than previously known

Newly obtained data show that the U.S. government has detained nearly 1,000 migrant children for longer than one year since fall 2014. → Read More

The US is quietly opening shelters for babies and young kids. One has 12 children and no mothers

The government is expanding its use of shelters to house migrant children, even as it faces scrutiny for inhumane conditions at existing facilities. → Read More

US government uses several clandestine shelters to detain immigrant children

A Reveal investigation finds the resettlement agency relies on clandestine shelters to hold unaccompanied minors. → Read More

When a child is taken from a parent

More than 2,600 kids were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under Trump’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy. → Read More

Federal government files new regulations that will impact way migrant families are treated

Even as it fails to reunify hundreds of families, the federal government says the court oversight mandated in a landmark case is no longer needed. → Read More

Lost on the border: A decade later, a man finds his father’s remains on Facebook

Eliseo Cárdenas Zetina disappeared after trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in 2008. His five children had held out hope that he was still alive. → Read More

Defense contractor ends its lease of Phoenix building where it held immigrant children

Phoenix city councilwoman announced lease termination after government inspectors were unable to enter the building. → Read More

After Reveal investigation, officials call for closure of Phoenix child detention facility

Neighbors first saw immigrant children being ushered into the vacant Phoenix office building on June 4. → Read More

Defense contractor detained migrant kids in vacant Phoenix office building

A defense contractor detained dozens of immigrant children inside a vacant Phoenix office building with dark windows, no kitchen and only a few toilets. → Read More

Here’s a map of shelters where immigrant children have been housed

The locations of 85 child-care facilities that have housed and supervised children as part of the unaccompanied immigrant minors program. → Read More

Doctor giving migrant kids psychotropic drugs lost certification years ago

A psychiatrist at a troubled facility housing immigrant children lost his board certification to treat children and adolescents nearly a decade ago. → Read More

Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims

This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy is creating a zombie army of children forcibly injected with medications that… → Read More

Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims

New legal filings show immigrant children in U.S. custody are subdued with powerful psychiatric drugs. → Read More

Migrant children sent to shelters with histories of abuse allegations

Taxpayers have paid more than $1.5 billion to private companies operating shelters accused of serious lapses in care, including neglect and abuse. → Read More

Here’s how ICE sent children seeking asylum to adult detention centers

Two teens fleeing violence in war-torn countries sought asylum in the U.S. A Texas dentist’s report helped ICE send them to adult detention centers. → Read More

ICE isn’t following its own handbook on how to deport kids

ICE’s handbook says agents can order exams of immigrant kids to determine age “as a last resort.” That rule isn’t always followed, advocates say. → Read More

DOJ’s California sanctuary suit doesn’t challenge ICE detainers

Putting an end to honoring detainers filed by ICE is a cornerstone of California’s sanctuary law. But DOJ’s new lawsuit doesn’t challenge that. → Read More

Here are eight ways Melania’s parents could have received green cards

Of 8 ways Melania Trump’s parents could have received green cards, family reunification, dubbed “chain migration” by President Trump, is most likely. → Read More