New Use for Old Texas Walmart: Immigrant Detention

A former Walmart Supercenter in Brownsville, Texas, has become the largest licensed migrant children’s shelter in the country — a warehouse for nearly 1,500 boys aged 10 to 17 who were caught illegally crossing the border. The New York Times calls the place “a model of border life in Trump-era America.”

U.S. Eyes Building ‘Tent Cities’ for Migrant Children

The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention. The Department of Health and Human Services will visit Fort Bliss, a sprawling Army base near El Paso, to look at a parcel of land for a possible tent city to hold between 1,000 and 5,000 children.