Trump admin sends 1,600 kids to Texas tent city as number of detained children hits record high

The Trump administration is transferring detained migrant children from shelters across the country to a barren tent city in West Texas. The New York Times reports that hundreds of children are being sent each week from shelters to the tent city, which currently houses 1,600 children. The facility reportedly has no school, and children have only limited access to legal services. The U.S. government is now detaining a record 13,000 migrant children. Democracy Now! speaks with Louise Melling, deputy legal director at the ACLU, who says, “We have more children in detention now than ever before.”

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