Texas site picked for tent city to house immigrant children


Employees at Casa Padre, a former Walmart that houses almost 1,500 unaccompanied migrant children in Brownsville, Texas, called the police on Sen. He shared images of the mural, which includes the quotation, "Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war".

Founder and CEO of the nonprofit, Juan Sanchez, said only national media was invited, and declined an interview.

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Hurd said that the conditions for detainees at the shelter were good and that the facility is run by emergency management professionals. "We were strangers once, too". Children were only allowed to leave the complex for two hours each day, and some of them spent time inside watching the Disney animated film "Moana" and learning about United States history, Soboroff reported.

Boys share bedrooms with no doors and walls that reach only halfway to the 20-foot-high ceilings, The Post reported.

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While House speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) continues to face criticism for a tone-deaf tweet, Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) is spending Father's Day leading a march on Tornillo, Texas, where the Trump administration plans to hold 360 migrant children, many of whom were forcibly separated from their families in a "tent city."

This comes after a U.S. Senator was denied entry the facility. The site now is housing about 1,500 immigrant children, officials said.

"To those who wish to challenge the Trump Administration's commitment to public safety, national security, and the rule of law, I warn you: Illegally entering this country will not be rewarded, but will instead be met with the full prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an announcement of the policy.

Jaime Garcia, the shelter's program director, told reporters on the tour: "All the kids have been able to talk to their parents". With a sharp increase this spring in the number of children taken into government custody, HHS officials said they have been scouting locations where they could install thousands of additional beds. Once cleared, the boys stay at Casa Padre for an average of 49 days.