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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:34 pm

WASHINGTON — The cost of holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in newly created "tent cities" is $775 per person per night, according to an official at the Department of Health and Human Services — far higher than the cost of keeping children with their parents in detention centers or holding them in more permanent buildings.

The reason for the high cost, the official and several former officials told NBC News, is that the sudden urgency to bring in security, air conditioning, medical workers and other government contractors far surpasses the cost for structures that are routinely staffed.

It costs $256 per person per night to hold children in permanent HHS facilities like Casa Padre in Brownsville, Texas. And keeping children with their parents in detention centers like the one run by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement in Dilley, Texas cost $298 per resident per night, according to an agency estimate when it awarded the contract for the facility in 2014.

At those prices, the additional cost to operate a 400-bed temporary structure for one month at capacity would be more than $5 million. The average stay for separated kids is nearly two months.

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/immigration-border-crisis/trump-admin-s-tent-cities-cost-more-keeping-migrant-kids-n884871?fbclid=IwAR17Byj95qt_yRadyh0pyg0AvtlUAUdeJ7X0lA-WSjf0o0fs9G-skeIhZ1s

And I have to wonder who gets political donations from the contractors that build tent cities for detained migrants, as well ...

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Post by eddie on Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:36 pm

It’s just horrible to think of those families, living like that. What has the world become, really?

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:03 pm

Trump is masterful in getting himself into a position in which he can throw up his hands and say...the democrats are doing it!

Right now, he is presenting an argument to the Judge in San Diego, that the denial of soap, toothbrushes, and blankets--life essentials--to these children is owing to lack of funds from Congress.

If Congress would give him funds, what do you think he would do (with them)?  He would put the funds toward his feckless wall, turning dollars into election fodder.

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