Treating Children Like Children

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which has been charged with caring for child refugees at the border, says it will close three of its shelters housed on military bases:

Those who work with the youths cheered the base shelter closures, saying the minors fared far better in smaller, less institutional shelters where they have more access to lawyers and other advocates. Some communities have protested opening such shelters in recent weeks, successfully blocking them. But there are still enough shelters to house those coming now, advocates said.

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