Published Jun 20, 2018 at 9:55 PM | Updated at 11:04 AM EDT on Jun 21, 2018
Photos released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services offer a first look inside a shelter for unaccompanied children in Homestead, Florida.
The agency has not granted the press access to the facility and two Florida Democrats, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, were also denied entry Tuesday when they arrived to survey the center, a former Jobs Corps site.
Wasserman Schultz said approximately 1,000 children between the ages of 13 and 17 — most of whom arrived as unaccompanied minors — are being held at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children. Of those, about 94 children were separated from their families at the border under the Trump administration's "no tolerance" policy.