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- All migrant children transferred from controversial Texas tent camp CNN
- Trump administration removes all migrant teens from giant Tornillo tent camp The Washington Post
- Last migrant teens are moved from Texas ‘tent city’ in the desert Los Angeles Times
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A tent city in Texas for migrant teens will close, the U.S. government said on Friday, and the children held in what had become a controversial symbol of President Donald Trump's migration policy will be transferred to sponsors or other shelters.
The DHS said all the children who were held at Tornillo have been either released to an appropriate sponsor or transferred to other shelters.
All minors at a massive tent camp for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas, have been have been placed with vetted sponsors, an official with the contractor that operates the facility for the Department of Health and Human Services said Friday.
The last child departed what was once the nation’s largest shelter for migrant youths on Friday, a “tent city” in the west Texas town of Tornillo that had spurred protests, official criticism and legislation. Some teens were released to sponsors and others were moved to different facilities.