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6/8/2014 (5 months ago)

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More than 1,000 expected to fill detention center in Nogales

Three hundred children, ranging in ages from one to 17 years of ages, are set to be dumped in Nogales, Arizona. Without chaperones, the children, all illegal migrants, are set to be interned in a detention center. The number of children there is expected to reach more than a thousand.

Members of the media were denied access to the facility, but officials who went inside said conditions were improving from early photos shared online showing children covered with aluminum-foil blankets.

Members of the media were denied access to the facility, but officials who went inside said conditions were improving from early photos shared online showing children covered with aluminum-foil blankets.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/8/2014 (5 months ago)

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Keywords: Nogales, Arizona, children, detention center, migrants


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Border Patrol detention facility in Nogales is being worked on by various government agencies in order to facilitate living conditions there. The center will accommodate unaccompanied minors who were caught crossing the border illegally into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

As of Saturday evening, 764 children were at the facility as of Saturday evening. Of that number, 236 were from Honduras. Tony Banegas, Honduras consul to the United States in Arizona, visited in order to confirm the head count.

Starvation never takes a vacation --

Banegas says children at the facility are sleeping in plastic containers and haven't showered for up to 10 days. Many include pregnant teens and a 1-year-old suffering from diarrhea.

"It's supposed to be temporary, but (U.S. officials) can't define that," Banegas said, when asked how long he was told the children would be held at the facility.

Multiple unmarked white passenger buses bearing children entered the station this past weekend.
The teenagers and children inside the buses were seen smiling, waving their hands and making peace signs.

Portable showers and restrooms were brought to the center, which can hold up to 1,500 youths, according to Gov. Jan Brewer's office.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency could not say how long the transfer of children will continue.

"What drives that is how many people are coming into Texas, and how many people are processed in general," Victor Brabble, a CBP spokesman says.

There's no end in sight, according to Banegas, who said CBP officials told him two flights full of children would be arriving in Arizona from Texas on a daily basis for an indefinite amount of time.

Members of the media were denied access to the facility, but officials who went inside said conditions were improving from early photos shared online showing children covered with aluminum-foil blankets.

"The conditions, without a doubt, are not the most optimal, not the best, but they are improving the quality of food and their opportunity to clean themselves, take showers, change clothes, etc.," José Joaquín Chacón, the El Salvador consul general in Tucson, who visited the children being detained there and said they were being fed cold burritos.

"Now they won't just be giving them burritos," Chacón said, adding that 230 of the children are from El Salvador. "They'll be giving them fresher food."

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