Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever

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This seems to not have made much splash in the media till the NYT just posted it.

Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall number of detained migrant children has exploded to the highest ever recorded — a significant counternarrative to the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the number of undocumented families coming to the United States.
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The huge increases, which have placed the federal shelter system near capacity, are due not to an influx of children entering the country, but a reduction in the number being released to live with families and other sponsors, the data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services suggests. Some of those who work in the migrant shelter network say the bottleneck is straining both the children and the system that cares for them.
Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever
 
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They are not migrant children, they are here illegally. To end the bottleneck bus them to Canada.
That was happening. Apparently some of them say they are going to Canada so we accomodate them. Canadians are pissed but what can we do? If we detain them here the loons get all agitated and make funny squeaky little noises.
 
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They are not migrant children, they are here illegally. To end the bottleneck bus them to Canada.
That darn New York Times!! They should have called Citizen Kane before going to print.....although the International Organization for Migrants says this on their website:
IOM defines a migrant as any person who is moving or has moved across an international border or within a State away from his/her habitual place of residence, regardless of (1) the person’s legal status; (2) whether the movement is voluntary or involuntary; (3) what the causes for the movement are; or (4) what the length of the stay is.

It must be the thrill of a lifetime to be a RWKnowitall conservative, except when insignificant journalists working for Pulitzer prize-winning newspapers don't call. Sad face.
 
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