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USLast migrant teenagers leave large detention camp in Texas

21:55  11 january  2019
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The detention camp for migrant children in the south-west desert at Tornillo, Texas , not only remains in place weeks after it was expected to shut down A small number of those children at the time were expected to end up at Tornillo, alongside teenagers already there who had been apprehended after

Migrant teens walk inside the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas , Thursday, Dec. Ramirez was reunited with Omar last month only to learn that his son had been hospitalized for depression A potable water truck is seen among tents inside the Tornillo detention camp for migrant teens in

Last migrant teenagers leave large detention camp in Texas © Andres Leighton/AP Photo Migrant teens walk in a line through the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

TORNILLO, Texas — The nonprofit group running what once was the largest U.S. detention camp housing migrant teenagers says the last children have left the facility.

The federal grantee that operated the tent city in Tornillo, Texas, said the center is shutting down beginning Friday. BCFS Health and Human Services' spokeswoman Krista Piferrer said everything would be removed from the site by the end of January.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services oversees the care of migrant children. The agency did not immediately respond, but a spokesman said last month the center stopped receiving new referrals.

The Tornillo facility opened in June in an isolated pocket of the Texas desert with capacity for 360 children. It expanded into a guarded detention camp that held more than 2,700 largely Central American teens.

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"I was sad because my mom wasn't with me," Yeisvi Carrillo said in Spanish. "When it was Christmas, I cried." Carrillo and her daughter are now living together in Phoenix, but their case is far from over as Carrillo awaits the result of an appeal of her deportation case and a chance at another asylum hearing. Yeisvi said she just wants to stay in America with her mother and go to school and learn English. "There are police here, in case something happens to us," she added. Carrillo, 38, and Yeisvi were separated after arriving in the U.S. to seek asylum in May.

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