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Tornillo’s Tent City No Longer Houses Children, But Facilities Like It Aren’t Going Away

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DATE POSTED:January 11, 2019
Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment recently built near the Tornillo Port of Entry on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas.The last of 6,200 migrant children held at the Tornillo tent facility since June left on Friday morning, bringing an end to one of 2018’s biggest border controversies. Yet a top Health and Human Services official warns that such efforts will continue to be needed when the number of unaccompanied migrant children spikes at the border. “Though Tornillo is on a path toward closure, influx facilities like Tornillo are necessary for HHS to care for [unaccompanied alien children] referred to us by the Department of Homeland Security,” said Lynn Johnson, the Health and Human Services assistant secretary who oversees the program. “As the Trump administration continues to enforce current laws to address our nation’s crisis at the border, the program will need to continue to…View Original Post

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