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The Trump administration is set to pay a Texas nonprofit nearly a half billion dollars this year to house migrant children who were detained crossing the border illegally, according to government data.
Southwest Key Programs will receive $458 million in fiscal year 2018, more than any other organization that contracts with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to run shelters for migrant kids. The government paid the Austin-based nonprofit $286 million in 2017 and $211 million in 2016 for similar services, according to a Bloomberg review of government figures.
The article goes on to state the following:
Since 1997, the Southwest Key has housed thousands of migrant children who crossed the border without adult relatives, and today it operates 27 migrant shelters in Texas, California and Arizona.
But the nonprofit has been thrust into the public limelight in the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to implement a “zero tolerance” policy for illegal border crossing. The policy instructs federal prosecutors to charge as many illegal immigrants as possible with unlawful entry, regardless of whether they are traveling with children. It has led to a spike in the number of migrant children turned over to HHS, and many of them have been sent to Southwest Key facilities.
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