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Thousands of Migrant Children Could Be Released With Trump's Major Policy Reversal

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Costs have mounted as the number of children in government custody expanded. BCFS officials have said the government spent $144 million—about $1 million a day—to operate Tornillo between June and November. HHS Secretary Alex Azar in September authorized the transfer of $446 million  from other programs—such as cancer research and Head Start—to cover the unbudgeted costs of caring for migrant children in fiscal year 2018, which ended September 31. Congress budgeted $1.3 billion for care of migrant children in fiscal year 2019, but the administration asked for another $190 million as part of funding to avert a government shutdown. 

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