Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Shipped to Arizona

Published 06/09 2014 02:28PM

Updated 06/09 2014 02:31PM

(KPNX) Hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children were transported Saturday from southern Texas into a makeshift way station set up in a Border Patrol detention facility in Nogales, Arizona as government agencies took additional steps to improve the living conditions there.

More than 1,000 children are expected to fill the detention center as the government continues to deal with the surge of unaccompanied minors apprehended crossing the border illegally in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

FEMA is using the Nogales way station to vaccinate the children and perform medical check-ups.

After a maximum of three days, children will be sent to one of three different military bases: in Fort Sill, Okla.; Ventura, Calif.; or San Antonio, Texas. Their custody situation will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

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