The Trump administration says it should maintain a tent metropolis holding greater than 2,000 migrant youngsters open by early 2019.
The announcement was made Wednesday concerning the Tornillo facility, which opened in June in an remoted nook of the Texas desert for as much as 360 kids.
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It later expanded right into a guarded detention camp that on Christmas held some 2,300 largely Central American girls and boys between the ages of 13 and 17 in additional than 150 canvas tents.
U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers spokesman Mark Weber says Tornillo has stopped receiving new referrals of migrant youth.
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Initially scheduled to shut Dec. 31, Weber says Tornillo will now shut down after the brand new yr. The federal government additionally plans to deal with extra teenagers at one other non permanent shelter in Florida.