Child Migrant Population Dwindles at Carrizo Springs Facility Amid Reports of Its Closure

AUSTIN -- The population of migrant children at the newly opened Carrizo Springs facility for migrants has plummeted and the man in charge of operating the shelter says it may soon shut down. On Tuesday, VICE News reported that the facility, which opened less than a month ago in the midst of an overcrowding crisis in immigrant holding facilities, would be shutting down. "By this weekend, we should have discharged all the children," Kevin Dinnin, the CEO & president of San Antonio-based BCFS Health and Human Services, which runs the shelter told VICE. BCFS did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Dallas Morning News. The federal agencies in charge of operating the shelters and caring for unaccompanied migrant children, however, did not confirm the facility's impending closure. "We have no update on Carrizo Springs at this time," Evelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the Administration for Children and Families said in an email. "I will reach out with any new information as we have it."  Continue reading...

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