First migrant facility for children opens under Biden

By February 25, 2021In the News

First migrant facility for children opens under Biden 

Silvia Foster-Frau, Washington Post (February 22, 2021) 

A former emergency facility used by the Trump administration and capable of holding up to 700 migrant teens has been reopened under the Biden administration. The administration has justified its reopening to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its cutting capacity at other children’s facilities. This decision has been met with heavy criticism from immigrant advocates who have questioned the move and denounced such facilities’ conditions.