Yolo County wants to let MS-13 gang members walk

Portraying them as violent criminals swept up during a gang crackdown, the federal government sent at least seven undocumented teenagers from their homes in New York to a high-security detention center in Yolo County.

But the head of that facility says his agency could not verify the gang allegations and pushed to have the boys released to less-restrictive facilities.

Yolo is one of only two facilities in the United States with high-security housing for undocumented minors in federal custody. The facility provides 24 beds to immigration authorities, paid for by a federal grant, but legal custody of the minors remains with the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Source: Yolo County says feds failed to prove that undocumented kids jailed in Yolo were gang members | The Sacramento Bee

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