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Texas empties prison to prepare to detain immigrants arrested during ramped-up border enforcement

The prison — Dolph Briscoe Unit in Dilley — will have capacity for about 1,000 people.

A Honduran migrant holds his daughters’ hand at an immigration checkpoint in Nuevo Laredo. The pair requested asylum in the United States, but were promptly returned to Mexico to await their case. The father was uncertain whether they would remain in Mexico until their court date.

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