Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever is the headline of an article in The New York Times today, and that is a pretty depressing statistic.

And, if you want to get even more depressed, read what the article is saying is its cause:

The huge increases, which have placed the federal shelter system near capacity, are due not to an influx of children entering the country, but a reduction in the number being released to live with families and other sponsors, the data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services suggests.

You can watch this segment from today’s PBS News Hour for even more info: