Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters : NPR

The number of immigrant children being held in government custody has reached almost 15,000, putting a network of federally contracted shelters across the country near capacity.The national network of more than 100 shelters are 92 percent full, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The situation is forcing the government to consider a range of options. Those could include releasing children more quickly to sponsors in the United States or expanding the already crowded shelter network.

Source: Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters : NPR

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