Tucson, Ariz. • Immigrant children caught crossing the Mexican border into Texas illegally and alone are no longer being sent to a massive Nogales facility.
The steep fall in the number of child border crossers means the U.S. Border Patrol in Texas no longer needs to send the minors to Arizona. More than 57,000 children have been arrested since October.
Nogales, a small city that borders with Mexico, at one point last month had over 1,000 children who had been flown and bused in from south Texas after border agents there became overwhelmed with the surge in crossings. There are now only about 200 children being detained in the 120,000-square-foot warehouse.