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Houston Officials Condemn The Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policy

Houston officials condemn the idea of a child immigration detention center

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner comments during swearing in ceremonies for newly elected Houston ISD trustees, January 14, 2016.

Several Houston officials continue to condemn the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy which has led to the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border in recent weeks.

The Houston Chronicle reported late last week an immigrant children’s shelter was being considered in Houston.

After Southwest Key Programs, a Texas nonprofit, signed a lease for a warehouse just east of downtown. The group reportedly has a contract with the federal government to care for unaccompanied immigrant children.

The Chronicle reports the site is slated to house up to 240 children.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says he rejects the idea of having the facility here in the city.

Turner says he and his staff are trying find out more information, and will soon provide an update.

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