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Migrant children returned to troubled Texas border facility


Marco Ugarte – Associated Press

The influx of migrants at the border has only recently started to slow. This mother with her children rode a freight train Monday on their way north to the U.S.-Mexican border, many miles away; their next stop was Veracruz state.

CLINT, Texas – At the squat, sand-colored concrete border station in Texas that has become the center of debate over President Donald Trump's immigration policies, a chaotic shuffle of migrant children continued Tuesday as more than 100 were moved back into a facility that days earlier had been emptied in the midst of criticism that young detainees there were hungry, crying and unwashed.

The station in Clint, Texas, sits in the middle of a farm town of fewer than 1,000 residents, framed by high fencing and a tall communications tower. In recent weeks, it has become a temporary home to hundreds of migrant children because the government has run out of space to place the large numbers of migrants continuing to flow into the country from Central America.


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