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Most of the more than 14,300 children are in facilities w/more than 100 other kids,& many are in places holding more than 1,000.

In October average stay was ~3 months, despite warnings from experts that institutionalizing kids causes lifelong trauma.…
This is a HUGE increase since Trump took office.

Back then the same program had 2,720 migrant youth in its care. And remember this: The kids in government care range in age from toddlers to 17.

This is a blockbuster story. Great reporting from @mendozamartha and @garanceburke
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