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    Press Allowed to Visit US Detention Facility for Migrant Children

    While Sen. Jeff Merkley was recently denied entry to Casa Padre, one of dozens of Texas shelters coping with an influx of children from the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policies, the facility opened its doors yesterday to a small group of journalists. Inside the former Walmart building they reported seeing doorless bedrooms, a cafeteria and a prominent mural of President Trump. Young detainees are allowed two hours outside per day, and two phone calls per week — and while the shelter currently houses 1,469, authorities continue to up its capacity.

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