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The tent city at Tornillo can be seen in the distance, behind a chain-link fence. The facility holds immigrant children who are separated from their families, including unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S. border. The facility opened in June and initially was expected to close in July; it is still open and has expanded. Peter Zimmerman photo

In tents, in Tornillo

Over the summer, the federal government built a tent city in the border town of Tornillo to house immigrant children separated from their families. In June, the Texas Tribune and El Paso news media reported that authorities said the facility probably would close by the end of July. In July,

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