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Holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in border concentration camps is costing $775 per child per night, which is much higher than the cost of simply keeping children with their parents.

According to NBC News, the reason for the high cost is due to the need to bring extra medical workers and other government contractors for structures that are not meant to hold these children for extended periods of time.

At these prices, the additional cost to operate a 400-bed structure for one month would surpass $5 million. Keeping children with their parents only costs $256 per person per night, according to the Department of Health and Human Services estimate.

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