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Number Of Migrant Kids In Texas Facilities Drops Suddenly

By Elizabeth Trovall, Houston Public Media Facilities and foster groups that house migrant teens are at about half capacity in Texas. There are currently some 3,000 migrant kids being held in federal care statewide, according to Texas Health and Human Services.  … Continue reading

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Tornillo Tent City For Migrant Teens Is On The Verge Of Shutting Down

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — After more than six months of serving as a symbol of President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies, the detention center for young migrants at Tornillo is on the brink of closing for … Continue reading

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Tornillo Facility For Migrant Kids Will Remain Open Into 2019, Federal Government Confirms

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune El PASO –The immigration detention center for undocumented migrant youth at Tornillo, Texas will remain open into next year, the federal Health and Human Services agency confirmed Thursday. The facility, which critics have called a … Continue reading

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With Contract Set To Expire, Still No Word On What’s Next For Immigration Center At Tornillo

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune After receiving several contract extensions, the tent city’s operators say they want the government to find a long-term solution. But they also don’t want to abandon the children held there.

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