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Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging, billion-dollar industry over the last decade

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Reuters/Loren Elliot
Detaining immigrant children is now an industry that reaps $1 billion annually - up tenfold from what it earned a decade ago.
Government grants for shelters, foster care, and other child welfare services for detained immigrant children soared from $74.5 million in 2007 to $958 million dollars in 2017.
Currently, more than 11,800 children, from a few months old to 17, are housed in nearly 90 facilities in 15 states.
SAN ANTONIO - Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the US that now reaps $1 billion annually - a tenfold increase over the...
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