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Massive 'Residential Center' to Open in Texas for Illegal Immigrants

Massive 'Residential Center' to Open in Texas for Illegal Immigrants

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HOUSTON, Texas — A large new immigrant housing center will be opened in South Texas. The South Texas Family Residential Center will ultimately hold 2,400 individuals, primarily families, who were apprehended while crossing the Texas- Mexico border. During their stay at the center foreigners will be provided with taxpayer-funded “medical care, play rooms, social workers, educational services, and access to legal counsel,” Breitbart Texas has learned. 

The facility will open in November in Dilley, Texas, which is located about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. This is the fourth facility of its kind to be built in Texas, according to Fox News.  

The new center is opening amid claims that the border crisis has slowed down; it could signal that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expecting the number of crossers to pick up again. 

An ICE spokeswoman refused to give Breitbart Texas answers to specific questions and instead provided a statement that said the agency”plans to open and operate a new residential center in Dilley, Texas to house adults with children in response to the influx of adults traveling with children apprehended along the southwest border. “

The massive facility, which will lie on a 50-acre property, will be “ready for full capacity within 210 days,” the agency’s statement continued.

Such centers are used to house immigrants while they wait to be “processed” by ICE. Once processed, the migrants are placed in the custody of President Obama’s Health and Human Services (HHS).

At this time, many young immigrants are placed with families or in foster homes throughout the United States. The HHS website states that the federal government is required to “feed, shelter, and provide medical care for unaccompanied children until it is able to release them to safe settings with sponsors (usually family members), while they await immigration proceedings. These sponsors live in many states.”

They are expected to attend an immigration court hearing in the future, but most never show up and ultimately get lost in the woodwork or forgotten about. 

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