A Toddler’s Death Adds To Concerns About Migrant Detention

Mariee Juárez and her mother Yazmin Juárez. Mariee died after being detained along with her mother at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas

An 18-month-old child died this spring after she was released from an immigrant detention facility in Texas. Lawyers representing her mother intend to sue the contractor for $40 million in damages.

(Image credit: Courtesy Yazmin Juárez)