Chicago Children's Detention Centers by The 21st published on 2018-07-31T17:41:32Z There are at least 2,551 immigrant children in the United States who were separated from their parents because of the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance border policy. Now that a federal judge has ordered the reunification of these families, the Trump administration has until Wednesday to turn over a list of all parents who are quote - “ineligible” for reunification. Here in Illinois, more than 100 immigrant children and teens separated from their parents at the border have been held in Chicago-area shelters this year. By last week, all but 17 of those kids here in Illinois had been reunited with their parents. But - this spotlight on family separation has drawn attention to the living conditions for children occupying these shelters. Senator Dick Durbin has called for an investigation into one Illinois facility after allegations of abuse there first reported by the Washington Post a few weeks ago. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Illinois’s Department of Children and Family Services are investigating. ProPublica Illinois has been looking into we know - and don’t about these - 11 Chicago-area children’s shelters.