Children will be sent to Pennsylvania
The T. Don Hutto Detention Facility in Taylor, Texas will be for women only according to today’s announcement from the federal department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In a press release posted at the ICE website, the department announced several “immediate actions” that include:
Discontinued use of family detention at the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility in Texas. In place of housing families, we will propose that the Texas facility will be used solely as a female detention center. Presently, Hutto is used to detain families and low custody female detainees. Detained families will now be housed at Berks Family Residential Center in Pennsylvania.