Chicago group housing 66 separated minors says it’s ‘a scavenger hunt’ to find their families

June 22, 2018 – Chicago nonprofit said Friday it is housing 66 migrant children who have been separated from their parents in the past six weeks under the federal government’s “zero tolerance” policy.

Evelyn Diaz, president of Heartland Alliance, welcomed U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin for a visit to one of the organization’s nine shelters accommodating the children who have been removed from their parents’ care after entering the country. Heartland, which provides housing and legal assistance to immigrants, said the 66 migrant children are among 451 minors staying in Heartland facilities. Diaz said Heartland is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services to shelter 512.

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