Daily Mail (UK) -- David Martosko
The federal government has sent more than 37,000 illegal immigrant children to adults in every part of the U.S. who claimed to be their guardians during the first seven months of 2014, data from the Department of Health and Human Services show.
But tens of thousands more are languishing in 116 shelters operated with taxpayer dollars in at least 16 states.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says more than 66,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended after crossing the border illegally between October 1, 2013 and the end of this August – an 88 per cent increase over the last fiscal year with one month left to go.
Updated: Fri, Oct 31st 2014 @ 12:50pm EDT