NBC4's Gadi Schwartz explores the immigration issues from the front lines of the border crisis in Mexico and Central America.
The suit says immigrants detaned in Artesia, New Mexico, are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of rape in front of children.
An NBC 7 San Diego investigation found immigrant families were released to a shelter in deplorable conditions in Santee, California.
Democratic lawmakers say they will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America.
Apprehension of illegal migrants from island nations at five-year high because of aggressive smugglers and Raul Castro's relaxed travel restrictions.
The number of unaccompanied children streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border has dramatically slowed from the highs seen earlier this year.