Migrant teen detention camp shutting down
The nonprofit running what once was the largest U.S. detention camp housing migrant teenagers said the last children left on Friday.
The tent city in Tornillo, Texas, is shutting down, said Krista Piferrer, spokeswoman of BCFS Health and Human Services.
The Tornillo facility opened in June in the Texas desert. It expanded into a guarded camp that held more than 2,700 teens. By December, more people were detained there than in all but one of the nation’s 204 federal prisons.
Other detention centers holding migrant teens are still open.