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Short-Term Border Facilities Holding Some Child Migrants Too Long

The federal government is scrambling to house a surge of unaccompanied Central American children and teenagers apprehended crossing the border illegally, many in Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

“Border Patrol stations were not designed for any kind of long-term custody,” said Michelle Brané of the Women's Refugee Commission in Washington, D.C. “They are completely ill-equipped to deal with anybody long term, and they are particularly inappropriate for children to be in for any length of time.”

Brané said such facilities have no showers, beds or recreation areas.

Read the full article in Fronteras.