Immigrant detainees: 9 separated from parents


National News

June 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Nine of 44 immigrant children placed under the care of a Kansas nonprofit working under contract with the federal government were separated from their parents at the border, a state agency said Monday.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families said in a news release that a staff member on Friday visited the non-profit called The Villages Inc. at the request of Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer. The inspection looked at four group homes outside of Topeka operated by The Villages.

The DCF said that of the 44 children in placement, nine were separated from their parents and the rest were unaccompanied minors.

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