Temporary Shelter at Fort Bliss Complex to House Immigrant Children

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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — Children who immigrated alone to the United States will soon be housed at a Fort Bliss complex in New Mexico's Dona Ana County.

The children are scheduled to arrive at the temporary shelter early next month.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials say the facility will have the capacity for 1,800 beds, although the actual number of children who will stay there is difficult to predict.

The children will live at the shelter while Health and Human Services officials identify adults who can care for them while their immigration cases proceed in court.

Health and Human Services has more than 100 shelters in a dozen states.

Holloman Air Force Base outside Alamogordo sheltered migrant children in January and February, but that temporary shelter closed earlier this month.

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