Migrant families seek mental health help for trauma
February 21, 2021
BALTIMORE (AP) — They called it ‘la perrera,’ meaning the dog pen. It was one of the U.S. Custom and Border Patrol’s processing centers, where migrant women and children slept side by side, in chilly temperatures, in a cage lined by wire, with thin metallic blankets to keep warm.
This is where the mother from Honduras was awakened in the middle of the night and separated from her 5-year-old daughter.
They didn’t see each other again for two months and, like hundreds of other migrant families forcibly separated at the border under a 2018 Trump administration policy, they have bee...