LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Right now, there are more than 18,000 migrant children in U.S. custody. These are kids who crossed the border without their parents.
The children are coming from Central America, and they are filling up shelters on the border and the government is considering sending them to Florida.
Keeping them is costing the government $62 million a week.
NBC2 talked with one young boy living in Southwest Florida and is caught up in the middle of an international crisis. We’re protecting his identity by not revealing his name, and we will refer to him as Michael.