Family immigration centers at border could be at capacity within days

Hours after President Trump signed an executive order halting the policy that separated migrant families at the border, The Texas centers built to house them could be at capacity within days.

According to NBC News, the family detention centers run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a capacity of about 3,300 beds, but 420 adults and children are crossing the border each day.

At that rate, the centers can be full in just over a week.

The Department of Health and Human Services says 12,000 children are in custody after entering the U.S. at the border, and 10,000 of those are unaccompanied minors.

The DHS also says the roughly 2,300 migrant children separated from families are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

The Texas Observer reports that some youth shelters in Texas have been given official permission to operate over capacity.

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