US temporarily closes detention facility at Texas border

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(AP GraphicsBank)

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is temporarily closing a converted warehouse used to detain immigrants in South Texas for renovation.

The McAllen facility garnered international attention when images emerged of children separated from their parents detained in chain-link cages inside.

The agency said in a statement Wednesday that the facility, known as the central processing center, will reopen in 2022 with a smaller capacity and “modern detention areas.”

It will also have a recreation area for children.

The Border Patrol says it is using funds from Congress to renovate the facility.

The renovation was first reported by The Washington Post.


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