A group called Grassroots Leadership has rallied against the Department's licensure of immigration detention centers earlier this week. The group's executive director says, "By all reasonable measures, family detention camps are prisons. They are not childcare facilities." (Grassroots on Wednesday successfully petitioned a Travis County District Court for a temporary restraining order blocking the Department from licensing another detention center. A judge will hear arguments May 13).
But given how the Department conducts business with residential treatment centers, it might be a stretch to call them childcare facilities as well. Read more about The State Foster Care System Has a License to Be Terrible at Licensing