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Trump officials send migrant babies, toddlers to 'tender age' shelters

“The facilities that they have for the most part are not licensed for 'tender age' children,” said Michelle Brane, director of migrant rights at the Women’s Refugee Commission, who met with a 4-year-old girl in diapers in a McAllen warehouse where Border Patrol temporarily holds migrant families. “There is no model for how you house tons of little children in cots institutionally in our country. We don’t do orphanages. Our child welfare has recognized that is an inappropriate setting for little children.”