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The Biden administration has opened another tent city to detain illegal migrants in Texas, US Customs and Border Protection has announced.
The “soft-sided facility” was established this week by the agency in Donna, Tx., to hold individuals originally staying at the Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Tx.
The Donna-based facility is “weatherproof, climate-controlled, and provide ample areas for eating, sleeping, and personal hygiene,” CBP said in a statement Tuesday.
The agency went on to call the Donna location “a considerable upgrade from previous soft-sided facilities,” touting it’s 160,000 square feet of covered area.
The Trump administration faced considerable criticism by Biden and Democrats over its use of temporary shelters, also known as “tent cities,” in towns across the southern border.
Being temporary, these housing facilities are typically not held to the same regulatory standards as long-term shelters.
“The Donna location was chosen because it is central to Border Patrol stations throughout the Rio Grande Valley Sector,” a CBP spokesperson said this week of the newest facility.
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