This Is Where the Government Houses the Tens of Thousands of Kids Who Get Caught Crossing the Border

This Is Where the Government Houses the Tens of Thousands of Kids Who Get Caught Crossing the Border

"As the number of unaccompanied children entering the United States has more than doubled since 2011, the Office of Refugee Resettlement—the part of the Department of Health and Human Services charged with caring for unaccompanied minors in US custody—has brought more and more shelters online to accommodate the influx.  (Kids are typically housed in these shelters until ORR can reunify kids with US-based family, with whom they stay pending their immigration hearings.)  Here's what the increase has looked like..." - Ian Gordon, June 3, 2014.