Growing Up in Detention

Despite the release of hundreds of children separated from their families, the US is detaining more migrant children than ever.
 
Shelter populations soared to 12,800 migrant children this month, up from 2,400 in May 2017. Although the number of children crossing the border has held steady, stricter immigration enforcement appears to be discouraging relatives and friends from stepping up to sponsor the kids.
 
In response, the Trump administration announced plans to triple the size of a temporary “tent city” in Tornillo, Texas—news that dismayed immigrant advocates because of the harsh conditions in such shelters.
 
The New York Times

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