The United States has five times more children in immigration detention centers than in May 2017

According to reports, the United States has five times more children in immigration detention centers than in May 2017.

According to reports, the United States has five times more children in immigration detention centers than in May 2017.

The arrests of migrant families who illegally crossed the Mexican border into the United States increased by 38 percent in August since July, official data showed Wednesday, despite the efforts of the Donald Trump administration to end the flow.

The Department of Homeland Security said 12,774 people who crossed the border as families without immigration documents were arrested last month, the highest number recorded in a month in August.

According to reports, the United States has five times more children in immigration detention centers than in May 2017.

According to reports, the United States has five times more children in immigration detention centers than in May 2017.

The Department of Homeland Security said 12,774 people who crossed the border as families without immigration documents were arrested last month, the highest number recorded in a month in August. Pictured is the center of Tornillo, Texas

The Department of Homeland Security said 12,774 people who crossed the border as families without immigration documents were arrested last month, the highest number recorded in a month in August. Pictured is the center of Tornillo, Texas

The Department of Homeland Security said 12,774 people who crossed the border as families without immigration documents were arrested last month, the highest number recorded in a month in August. Pictured is the center of Tornillo, Texas

The number jumped after US courts ordered the administration to stop separating immigrant children from their parents for long periods, a practice that had left hundreds of young children detained in US-free government camps for months. .

The number jumped after US courts ordered the administration to stop separating immigrant children from their parents for long periods, a practice that had left hundreds of young children detained in US-free government camps for months. .

The number jumped after US courts ordered the administration to stop separating immigrant children from their parents for long periods, a practice that had left hundreds of young children detained in US-free government camps for months. .

The number jumped after US courts ordered the administration to stop separating immigrant children from their parents for long periods, a practice that had left hundreds of young children detained in US-free government camps for months. .

US Customs and Border Protection data UU They showed that the total number of people arrested, including individuals and unaccompanied children, increased significantly in August from July to 37,544 people, and was considerably higher than a year ago.

Last week, the Trump administration moved to lift the legal 20-day limit on how long children can be separated from their families, in a move that aims to establish a greater impediment to illegal immigration.

"The figures for the Southeast August migration show a clear indicator that migration flows are responding to gaps in our nation's legal framework," said DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton.

"Smugglers and traffickers understand our broken immigration laws better than most and know that if a family unit illegally enters the US they are likely to be released inside," he said in a statement.

According to the New York Times, most of the children who crossed the border are only Central American teenagers.

According to reports, they are housed in a system of more than 100 shelters throughout the United States.

Since May 2018, shelters have remained close to the 90 percent capacity limit.

On Tuesday, the US government announced it will expand its sheltering store for immigrant children crossing the southwest border to 3,800 beds and keep it open until the end of this year.

On Tuesday, the US government announced it will expand its sheltering store for immigrant children crossing the southwest border to 3,800 beds and keep it open until the end of this year.

On Tuesday, the US government announced it will expand its sheltering store for immigrant children crossing the southwest border to 3,800 beds and keep it open until the end of this year.

Shoes are left by people at the Port of Entry of Screw near El Paso, Texas

Shoes are left by people at the Port of Entry of Screw near El Paso, Texas

Shoes are left by people at the Port of Entry of Screw near El Paso, Texas

The facility (pictured) in Tornillo, Texas, which opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30 days, will be expanded based on the number of children in the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services. UU., Agency spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said. in a sentence

The facility (pictured) in Tornillo, Texas, which opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30 days, will be expanded based on the number of children in the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services. UU., Agency spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said. in a sentence

The facility (pictured) in Tornillo, Texas, which opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30 days, will be expanded based on the number of children in the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services. UU., Agency spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said. in a sentence

Approximately at the same time last May, the capacity of the shelters was around 30 percent.

Tuesday, tThe US government UU announced that it will expand its sheltering store for immigrant children crossing the southwestern border to 3,800 beds and will keep it open until the end of this year.

The facility in Tornillo, Texas, which originally opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30 days, is expanding based on how many children are under the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services. UU., Agency spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said in a statement.

This is the third time that the closure of the temporary installation is delayed. It was originally due to close on July 13. It opened on June 14.

"The need to continue the operation at Tornillo is based on the number of unaccompanied foreign children in the care of the Office of Relocation of Refugees in the Administration for Children and Families of HHS, who crossed the border alone without their father or legal guardian. , & Wolfe said.

"The family separations resulting from the zero tolerance policy ended on June 20 and are not driving this need," he added.

Three months after the end of the official application of the policy, more than 400 children remain in the care of the government, far from their parents, many of whom were deported.

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