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Hundreds Of Migrant Kids Moved To Texas Tent City In The Middle Of The Night

Most of the kids being moved to the tent city are ages 13-17 and are being sent there because they’re close to being released to a sponsor. That means they will spend less time at the temporary facility than a child recently apprehended at the border. Leah Chavla, a lawyer with the Women’s Refugee Commission, disagrees that the move won’t have lasting effects. “Obviously we have concerns about kids falling through the cracks, not getting sufficient attention if they need attention, not getting the emotional or mental health care that they need.”