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Tucson May Use Tent-Like Facilities To House Migrant Children, Families

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Tucson soon could be home to large tent-like facilities to house unaccompanied migrant children and families after the Border Patrol gives them court dates and releases them into the U.S.

That’s according to comments made this week by officials in Yuma and Tucson. Local authorities are grappling with an influx of migrants being released at the border with Mexico. The tent-like facilities are expected to be operational by mid-April. Migrant arrivals began spiking in recent weeks along the Southwest border. That's led Republican politicians to criticize President Joe Biden for reversing some of Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies.