An overwhelmed Border Patrol realized it did not have enough officers trained to care for vulnerable detainees in its custody, so it created a new position: processing coordinator.
More than 500 migrant children have spent more than 240 hours in the jail-like detention centers at the border as of Thursday, according to a DHS document obtained by NPR.
"It takes time to build out of the depths of cruelty that the administration before us established," DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
The children are held at hotels, instead of shelters, until they can be put on planes to their home countries. This bypasses the normal process that gives children a chance to ask for asylum.
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