Migrant children are not supposed to be detained for more than 20 days in unlicensed facilities. Texas may be able to license two family detention centers, in Dilley and Karnes County, after an appeals court ruling last week.
Immigration lawyers say border agents are again removing children from their parents. The explanation? They’re protecting kids from criminal dads and moms. Immigration advocates say it’s zero tolerance by another name.
The number of unaccompanied minor children held in Texas shelters reached a new high in November, months after the administration of President Donald Trump ended its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Base Camp Donna in South Texas Wednesday, weeks after President Trump dispatched thousands of active-duty forces to the border in anticipation of a Central American migrant caravan.