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A Guatemalan teen asylum-seeker (left), who isn't able to hear or speak, signs with his mom in Florida. He was brusquely separated from her and held in a shelter for nearly three months, unable to readily communicate, according to a civil rights complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security. Susan Ferriss/Center for Public Integrity hide caption

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Homeland Security's Civil Rights Unit Lacks Power To Protect Migrant Kids

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Raymondville officials are counting on the new detention facility and operator Management and Training Corp. to bring life back to its streets. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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As Private ICE Lockups Grow, Towns Could See Economic Boon

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The Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, Texas, is one of more than two dozen shelters for immigrant children operated by Southwest Key. Department of Health and Human Services hide caption

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Immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally are transferred to be processed at the Tucson sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Arizona in 2016. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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