Hundreds of Migrants Detained in Tents in Texas

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Daniela Diaz, 19, a migrant from El Salvador, poses inside her tent at a shelter in Mexico. (REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

Hundreds of migrants are being held in a tent city at a Border Patrol station in El Paso, Texas.

Five US Army tents, originally intended to house battlefield hospitals, were used to house migrants, including children and infants, The Daily Beast first reported. The tents were reportedly set up in the past week and are surrounded by barbed wire fences.

Earlier this month, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.) visited one of the tent facilities with a congressional delegation. She tweeted about the living conditions some of the migrants were experiencing.

“We’re at Station #1 where we met with families who were transported from the PDN Bridge. We’re told conditions here are better but families are held in tents, women & children are wearing dirty clothes & sleeping on the ground with Mylar…

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