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Detention Facilities For Migrant Youth Packed With Thousands Of Children Like Overcrowded Orphanages Of Days Past

Information about just how many children are being held at the facilities has been spotty, but an Associated Press investigation highlights the true breadth of the problem. “No matter how a person feels about immigration policy, very few people hate children — and yet we are passively allowing bad things to happen to them,” said Dr. Jack Shonkoff, who heads Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child. Meanwhile, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will testify about a 7-year-old girl’s death while in U.S. custody.