Detaining Immigrant Kids Is Now a Billion-Dollar Industry

Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from $74.5 million in 2007 to $958 million dollars in 2017. The agency is also reviewing a new round… Read at AP News

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