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Dozens of Texas facilities housing child migrants to operate without licenses amid fight between Gov. Greg Abbott and Biden administration

The situation is the result of Abbott ordering the licenses be lifted, followed by a state agency allowing the shelters to continue to operate.

Unaccompanied minors wait to be transported by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States from Mexico in La Joya on April 7, 2021.

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