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Tornillo will reopen as a migrant detention center, this time for up to 2,500 adults

The controversial site near El Paso held thousands of migrant youths in tents last year before it was shuttered in January. Now the federal government will use it to take pressure off overcrowded Border Patrol facilities.

by Robert Moore, The Washington Post
Aerial view of the tent city at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Tornillo on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The shelter opened in June and has grown approximately 10 times in size, compared to file photos. Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

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