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Families Divided

Despite migrant surge, federal officials weigh plan to phase out family detention at South Texas facility

The residential center in Karnes City holds more than 500 adults and children, but federal officials are considering releasing them with notices to appear in court and using the facility to house single adults instead.

The Karnes County Residential Center is a detention center for immigrant women and their children in Karnes City, Texas. The…

Families Divided

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage. Send story ideas to tips@texastribune.org.

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