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USBorder Patrol officials unveil new facility designed to hold migrants in Arizona

18:55  29 june  2019
18:55  29 june  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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U.S. Border Patrol officials in Yuma hosted tours Friday of a new facility where detained The "soft-sided" facility , as it was described by officials , can hold up to 500 people in U.S In March, Arizona Border Patrol officials began releasing migrants into the Yuma community to alleviate overcrowding.

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Border Patrol officials unveil new facility designed to hold migrants in Arizona© Provided by Gannett Co., Inc.

A new migrant processing center to open in Arizona U.S. Customs and Border Protection is opening a new facility for migrants in Yuma, Arizona, near the Mexico border. The 500-person tent will house migrant families and children.

U.S. Border Patrol officials in Arizona hosted tours Friday of a new facility where detained undocumented migrants will be temporarily housed.

The "soft-sided" facility in Yuma, as it was described by officials, can hold up to 500 people in U.S. Border Patrol custody, according to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The tent-like structures are weatherproof and climate-controlled, the press release states.

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That caused the Border Patrol to hold migrants in overcrowded conditions rather than moving them to ICE’s facilities designed for CBP photo. Central American migrants believed U.S. officials would admit them to the United New temporary holding facilities designed for families and children

The $15 million contract for the facility also calls for showers, toilets, sinks and sleeping mats, among other resources. Heating and cooling is also included, along with kitchen and storage facilities, and custodial services.

Border Patrol officials unveil new facility designed to hold migrants in Arizona© Jerry Glaser/U.S. Customs and Border Protection Yuma Border Patrol hosted tours Friday of its new temporary facility to house migrants.

Construction on the new facility began June 15 in response to overcrowding at the Border Patrol's current facilities in the Yuma sector.

By May, the number of migrant apprehensions surged to more than 50,000, mostly from Central America and many traveling as families, agency officials said.

"Temporary facilities like this one were previously opened in Donna and El Paso, Texas to help with the overflow of migrants," states the press release. "They successfully addressed the challenges of providing care for family units in custody."

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The Yuma sector can hold around 400 migrants at its processing center and three stations, however, the facilities have been beyond capacity in recent months.

In March, Arizona Border Patrol officials began releasing migrants into the Yuma community to alleviate overcrowding.

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Border Patrol officials unveil new facility designed to hold migrants in Arizona
Border Patrol officials unveil new facility designed to hold migrants in Arizona
Border Patrol officials unveil new facility designed to hold migrants in Arizona
Border Patrol officials unveil new facility designed to hold migrants in Arizona
Border Patrol officials unveil new facility designed to hold migrants in Arizona

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