How the 14,000 Migrant Children in Federal Custody Will Spend Christmas

Source: Time

More than 14,000 migrant toddlers, children and teens will spend the Christmas in U.S. government detention and processing centers across the country.

About 5,400 detained migrant children in the U.S. are sleeping in shelters that house more than 1,000 other children, while 9,800 detained migrant children are in facilities with more than 100 other children, according to federal data published by the Associated Press earlier this month.45

Some children detained by the federal government will be spending their first Christmas away from home and thousands of unaccompanied children will spend the holidays without families, migrant rights groups say.

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