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Response to drray23 (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 09:02 AM

8. The detention centers are more like shelters.

Although they are run/funded by the federal govt, they are partnered with state and local governments, along with volunteers. They aren't "secure facilities". I guess you could compare them to homeless shelters or hurricane shelters. I don't know if the adult residents are free to come and go. Last year some of my friends got temporary jobs when they opened a center in town. It was at the local coliseum. I think the center is closed now.
https://www.tpr.org/border-immigration/2021-04-12/2-migrant-teens-sheltered-at-freeman-coliseum-say-they-came-for-opportunity-and-have-mostly-found-kindness

After being held in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility for four days, he was taken to the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. It’s one of 10 emergency shelters opened up by the Biden administration in Texas to house the large number of minors crossing the border without their parents.

It was also in the news last week after Abbott called for it to be shut down due to complaints received by the state of a lack of supervision, food and possible bullying and inappropriate behavior among teens.

“Everything was good,” Josue told a small group of reporters on Friday, describing his time in federal custody while sitting in the San Antonio office of the nonprofit Catholic Charities. “They don’t treat you badly.”

The brown, thin boy with a head of trimmed curly hair said he’s been treated well by both staff at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility and the San Antonio shelter run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for boys ages 13 to 17 years old. But he said the San Antonio shelter had better beds and more food.


https://sanantonioreport.org/migrant-teens-depart-freeman-coliseum/

The boys who were interviewed were unaccompanied minors, so I don't think they were free to come and go. Abbott wanted the facility closed because he wanted our Biden sponsored center to look bad. So it was in the news. It was the Democratic Sheriff, Democratic County Commissioner, and our non-partisan mayor, who happens to be Democratic versus Greg Abbott.

It appears the immigrants being transported by Abbott and DeSantis are adults and any minors are with their parents. It's complicated.

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