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Homestead Migrant Teen Detention Camp to Expand Capacity Again

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    South FL Teen Migrant Detention Camp Expanding Capacity

    The facility in Homestead will increase by nearly 1,000 occupants due to what the Trump administration says is a surge of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

    (Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Children who arrive without parents or legal guardians are placed in custody of the agency.

    Federal officials are once again expanding a detention camp for migrant children in a Miami suburb as the number of immigrants crossing into the U.S. rises.

    Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz said in a Tuesday statement that the Trump administration notified members of Congress that its capacity was growing from 2,350 to 3,200.

    A Monday email from an adviser of the Department of Health and Human Services said the expansion was due to a surge of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Children who arrive without parents or legal guardians are placed in custody of the agency.

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    [MI] Protest at Homestead Immigration Detention Center

    A protest was held at a Homestead immigration center that is the center of nationwide controversy.

    (Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019)

    The government had announced in December that the facility in Homestead, Florida, was increasing the number of beds from 1,200 to 2,350. About 2,000 teenagers were being detained there as of last week.

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