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Homestead Emergency Influx Facility


In March 2018, the Office of Refugee Resettlement reopened the Homestead Emergency Influx Facility in Florida. The facility, which is the largest currently in operation for migrant children in the US, houses boys and girls ages 13 to 17 who have arrived in the country without their parents or legal guardians.

The Women’s Refugee Commission’s Migrant Rights and Justice team visited the Homestead facility on March 7, 2019, around the one-year mark of its operations.

This report is a snapshot from our visit.

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