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3 temporary shelters for migrant children will close




A young girl suffering from a sore tooth at a government-run shelter for immigrant children in Fullerton, Calif. With large temporary shelters closing, children will be going to smaller shelters like these.
A young girl suffering from a sore tooth at a government-run shelter for immigrant children in Fullerton, Calif. With large temporary shelters closing, children will be going to smaller shelters like these.
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Federal officials announced this week that they'll soon close three of the temporary shelters housing migrant children.

Tens of thousands of kids have been crossing the border on foot from Central America, often entering the U.S. alone. They've been sent to emergency housing sites, including military bases — but over the next few weeks, several of those will be emptied.

One of the housing sites to be closed is in California at the Port Hueneme Naval Base in Ventura County; another at Fort Sill in Oklahoma; and the third at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Melissa del Bosque is a reporter for The Texas Observer and has been covering this crisis. She joins Take Two to explain what will happen to these children, and if there's a chance these facilities could open again.