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HHS to continue operation at Tornillo…

Migrant children being held at a shelter in Tornillo last year.
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Migrant children being held at a shelter in Tornillo last year.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told ABC-7 Monday it is continuing operations at a temporary shelter for for unaccompanied migrant children at the Tornillo port of entry for another 30 days.

The operation has been extended to last from July 14 through August 13th. The children at the facility are cared for by HHS’ Administration for Children and Families.

“HHS is legally required to provide care and shelter for all unaccompanied alien children referred by DHS, and works in close coordination with DHS on the security and safety of the children and community,” officials said, “HHS will continue to assess the need for this temporary shelter at Tornillo Land Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, based on projected need for beds and current capacity of the program.”

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