U.S. House and Senate Bill Would End Practice of Using Confidential Therapy Notes Against Detained Immigrant Children

Kevin Euceda, an immigrant from Honduras, has spent more than 1,000 days in U.S. custody. (Photo Credit: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

Seeking to end a practice that one senator called a “profound betrayal of trust,” legislation was introduced Wednesday in the Senate and House of Representatives to stop the Trump administration from using confidential therapy notes against immigrant children in detention and deportation proceeding. Last week, The National Association of Social Workers and 40 other organizations signed a joint letter to Congress calling for oversight hearings on the practice, which is part of the Trump administration’s stepped-up immigration enforcement strategy. NASW called it “an affront to this country’s basic principles” of civil rights protections.

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