300 More Migrant Children Sent to AZ

    Migrants, consisting of mostly women and children, who just disembarked from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bus wait for a Greyhound official to process their tickets to their next destination at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, Arizona May 29, 2014. Local media reported that ICE had been releasing migrants who pose no security risk at Greyhound bus stations in Tuscon and Phoenix due to a lack of manpower, and those released have to make their own way to their declared U.S. destinations and are required to report to a local ICE office within 15 days. REUTERS/Samantha Sais (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) - RTR3RFO6

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    Another 300 unaccompanied migrant children will be sent to a detention center in Nogales, Arizona from southern Texas. The number of juveniles in the makeshift way station is expected to reach over 1,000 today as the Department of Homeland security struggles with the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the Rio Grande Valley from Central America. Hundreds of undocumented immigrants caught by border patrol agents in Texas have been flown to Arizona and dumped at Greyhound Bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix in the last month. Some are are sleeping in plastic containers and haven't showered in 10 days; photos showed others covering up with alumnium foil. "The conditions, without a doubt, are not the most optimal, not the best, but they are improving the quality of food and their opportunity to clean themselves, take showers, change clothes, etc.," said José Joaquín Chacón, the El Salvador consul general in Tucson, who noted the children were fed cold burritos, but are now getting fresher food. Throughout the week, migrant children were flown to Arizona because Texas centers are overcrowded. Daniel Wilson of the migrant aid group Casa Mariposa said "This is clearly a humanitarian crisis and this is clearly a military-style response to that crisis.”

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