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NYT: More Migrant Children Are Detained Than at Any Other Time in U.S. History

HeadlineSep 13, 2018

In immigration news, The New York Times reports more migrant children are currently detained than at any other time in recorded U.S. history. The Times says at least 12,800 migrant children are currently imprisoned inside over 100 federally contracted facilities across the country—a fivefold increase over this time last year. Most of the children arrived in the United States without their parents and are now in the custody of the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, as the Trump administration has resisted releasing them to live with their families or other sponsors in the United States.

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