"Policy changes in 2018 exacerbated these concerns, as they resulted in longer stays in [federal] custody and a rapid increase in the number of younger children — many of whom had been separated from their parents after entering the United States," the Office of the Inspector General wrote.The office's report is based on interviews with more than 100 mental health clinicians plus medical coordinators, facility leadership and federal field specialists assigned to 45 ORR-funded facilities.
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