US Lawmaker: Tent shelter for migrant teens open indefinitely

23:50  07 july  2018
23:50  07 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Lawmaker : Tent Shelter for Migrant Teens Open Indefinitely . A state senator says he's been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open indefinitely .

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FILE - This undated photo released by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows inside of the HHS' facility at Tornillo, Texas. A state senator says he's been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open indefinitely. Texas Democratic Sen. Jose Rodriguez told the El Paso Times that he toured the Tornillo facility Friday, July 6, 2018. More than 300 teens are being housed at Tornillo, which the U.S. government opened last month because its existing shelters were at capacity. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services via AP) © The Associated Press FILE - This undated photo released by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows inside of the HHS' facility at Tornillo, Texas. A state senator says he's been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open indefinitely. Texas Democratic Sen. Jose Rodriguez told the El Paso Times that he toured the Tornillo facility Friday, July 6, 2018. More than 300 teens are being housed at Tornillo, which the U.S. government opened last month because its existing shelters were at capacity. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services via AP)

EL PASO, Texas — A state senator says he has been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open indefinitely.

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The federal government began housing teenage boys who entered the U.S. illegally at the Tornillo shelter last week to open space elsewhere for younger immigrant children separated The shelter 's tent -like structures have air conditioning. Libya says 100 migrants missing, feared dead off Tripoli.

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Texas Democratic Sen. Jose Rodriguez told the El Paso Times that he toured the Tornillo facility Friday morning. More than 300 teens are being housed at Tornillo, which the U.S. government opened last month because its existing shelters were at capacity. More than 2,000 children have been put in government shelters after being separated from their parents under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.

Rodriguez says an official at the facility told him it would stay open past a previous July 13 deadline on the facility's initial contract.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services did not immediately respond to questions Saturday.

'Tent City' for migrant kids to stay open longer than planned .
Rows of tents near the Mexican border will continue to house children for at least a month past its planned July 13 close date, CBS News has learnedThe facility, which includes two rows of bunk bed-lined tents, was opened on June 14 at the Tornillo Port of Entry, about 39 miles south of El Paso. The facility was planed as temporary and was initially slated to be open for 30 days, closing on July 13. The facility is now expected to continue operations at least through Aug. 13, according to Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesperson for HHS' Administration for Children and Families.

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