Pursuant to the Center's Settlement Agreement in Flores v. Meese, Co-Counsel and representatives may visit any facility housing unaccompanied minors to view the facility, interview staff and take declarations from children.
These declarations are an important tool to monitor the treatment of minors, provide detained children a voice and inform the public of the plight of unaccompanied minors.
If you are an attorney or law student and would be willing to visit facilities housing children in your area, please fill out and submit an interest form.
The following declarations were taken from detention facilities around the nation through site visits permitted under Flores v. Meese. These decalrations provide a first hand look at the daily struggles of unaccompanied minors. All names and identifying information have been removed.
BUREAU OF CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICES (BCIS) DETENTION FACILITIES
Liberty County Juvenile Detention Center
Location: City of Houston
Contact: Leticia Harmon
Phone#: (713) 874-6529
Southwest Key-UMSCP Casa El Paso
Location: P.O. Box 1708
El Paso, TX 79949
Contact: Victor Marin, Director
Phone#: (915) 577-0550
Southwest Key Shelter
Location: 504 East Washington
Brownsville, TX 78520
Contact: Celestino Abrego, Exec. Program Dir.
Phone#: (956) 546-0373
International Educational Services
Location: Los Fresnos
Contact: Ruben Gallegos
Phone#: (956) 233-5705
Location: 11400 SW137th Ave., Miami, FL 33186
Contact: Lourdes Nieves, Program Admin.
Phone#: (305) 380-0141
Comfort Suites Hotel
Location: City of Miami
Krome Service Processing Center
Location: City of Krome