Taking custody of illegal migrant children


BANGKOK – The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is planning to use the government’s childcare and development center to care for the children of illegal migrants.

Social Development and Human Security Minister Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew said the children of illegal migrants, ages between 3 and 12, will be in the ministry’s custody while their parents are being detained.

Police General Adul Saengsingkaew

The move is aimed at providing what they need for growth and development. The childcare and development center at the Immigration Bureau on Soi Suan Plu is the primary childcare facility. The center cares for an average of 20 – 25 migrant children each day.


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