US Held Record Number of Migrant Children in Custody in 2019

New government data shows an unprecedented 69,550 migrant children were held in U.S. government custody over the past year, enough infants, toddlers, kids and teens to overflow the typical NFL stadium.

  • Published 12 November 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father’s arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won’t even look at him. After being forcibly separated at the border by government officials, sexually abused in U.S. foster care and deported, the once bright and beaming girl arrived back in Honduras withdrawn, anxious and angry, convinced her father abandoned her. He fears their bond is… Read at AP News