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Migrant girls facility in quiet west El Paso neighborhood to open soon

EL PASO, Texas -- Nestled inside a quiet westside El Paso neighborhood, you'll find an Alzheimer's facility transformed into a facility for migrant girls. The facility, called Casa Mariposa, is empty now, but is expected to begin receiving girls sometime this month, according to Krista Piferrer of the non-profit operator BCFS Health and Human Services.

Once girls arrive at the facility, Piferrer said they will not leave until they are connected to their sponsor. Girls will sleep, eat and learn here. There are a total of 104 beds, 2 classrooms, lounge and outdoor areas and a medical facility.

Piferrer told ABC-7 that the facility will receive girls directly from the U.S. Border Patrol and will test the girls for Covid-19 once they arrive.

There are separate hallways for girls who test positive, girls who arrive and tested negative and girls who test negative 7 days later.

Once settled in, the girls will have 6 hours of school and bed time is at 9 p.m.

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Shelby Montgomery

Las Cruces native Shelby Montgomery is an ABC-7 reporter who also co-anchors Good Morning El Paso weekends.

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