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Yolo County Debates Youth Immigrant Contract

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) – Officials in Yolo County are considering whether to accept more than $2 million in additional money from the federal government to continue housing troubled immigrant children. Yolo County supervisors will discuss Tuesday whether to use the money to hire more employees at its juvenile detention facility, three months after the county’s probation chief recommended ending the program. County officials say the teens are not among those separated from their families under a recent Trump administration policy. As many as two-dozen teenage immigrants housed in Yolo County are charged with committing serious crimes or are considered a threat to themselves or others. The federal program faces renewed scrutiny after The Associated Press last week reported allegations of abuse of immigrant children at a juvenile detention center in Virginia.