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Immigrant Children: States Arizona and Services Grants

immigrant children: The agency is also reviewing a new round of proposals amid a growing effort by the White House to keep immigrant children in government custody, according to The Chronicle Herald. Currently, more than 11,800 children, from a few months old to 17, are housed in nearly 90 facilities in 15 states Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from 74.5 million in 2007 to US 958 million in 2017. They are being held while their parents await immigration proceedings or, if the children arrived unaccompanied, are reviewed for possible asylum themselves. More contracts are expected to come up for bids in October. In May, the agency issued requests for bids for five projects that could total more than US 500 million for beds, foster and therapeutic care, and secure care, which means employing guards. ( As reported in the news.