Trump administration to close ‘prison-like’ facility for migrant children

The Trump administration has announced it is shutting down one of the largest US facilities for child migrants, which had come under intense criticism because of its regimented conditions and the contractor’s ties to a freshly departed White House official.

The US Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that it has reduced bed capacity from 1,200 to zero and the contract with Comprehensive Health Services is set to end on 30 November. About 2,000 workers will be let go in the coming days.

The facility in Homestead, Florida emptied out in August but had remained operational in case there was no room at shelters for teen migrants who cross the US-Mexico border and end up in government custody……Read More