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Where Are the Beds? Challenges to Trump's Plan to Hold Families in Detention

Michelle Brané of the Women’s Refugee Commission, a New York based advocacy group, said that while the Texas and Pennsylvania facilities are not currently full, “if they do start sending everybody there, they will fill up.”

She said temporary facilities could be set up at military bases “fairly quickly” but noted that a previous attempt by the Obama administration to rush the construction of a family detention centre had resulted in a facility that was “not even close to being compliant” with child standards.