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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.

By Nick Miroff and Maria Sacchetti, The Washington Post
The Karnes County Residential Center is a detention center for immigrant women and their children in Karnes City, Texas. The facility is run by The GEO Group, Inc.

Families Divided

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