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Do You Know a Child In a Detention Center or Shelter Facility?

Help us find out the facts about immigrant children being held by the government.

Occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, in Brownsville, Texas, are seen in this photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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In order to get a complete picture of the detention facilities and the children inside, we need your help.

Do you know an unaccompanied minor or a child who was separated at the U.S.-Mexico border? Tell us if you know where they are being held.

If you are looking for a child but don’t know their exact location, you can tell us when was the last time you saw them or communicated with them. Here is a map of the migrant children’s shelters near you. Any information helps.

This form is open for anyone including families, lawyers, and organizers who can help us identify who is where.

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