New migrant holding facility set to open in Texas
TORNILLO, Texas (KUSI)— The Trump administration is opening a new migrant holding facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border on the former site of a controversial shelter for migrant children, officials said.
The detention center is being built at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry, about 30 miles southeast of El Paso. Officials say it will be for adults only and will have a 2,500 bed capacity.
CBP officials said single adults at the new facility will be provided three daily meals, showers, medical services, laundry, custodial services and temperature controls.
Construction on the facility began last week. It should begin accepting migrants in late July or early August.