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Should HHS Increase the Capacity of Tent Camps for Migrant Children?

by Axios | 9.11.18

Countable asks: Do you support increasing the number of immigration detention camps for children? Hit Take Action and tell your reps. (Via AXIOS)

The department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday it will triple the size of an immigration detention camp outside El Paso to accommodate up to 3,800 migrant children, reports the Dallas Morning News.

The details: Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for HHS, said the expansion is in response to the growing number of new arrivals at the border, not the administration’s family separation policy that ended in June after amid widespread rebuke. Wolfe said that the Tornillo site will stay open through the end of the year.

-Khorri Atkinson


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