Rumors flew as a Houston facility housing 450 female illegal immigrant minors abruptly closed over the weekend.
The move was announced Saturday by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to KTRK-TV.
“Today, HHS announced that all of the children in HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) care at the Emergency Intake Site (EIS) for Unaccompanied Children at the National Association of Christian Churches site in Houston, Texas (NACC Houston) will be immediately unified with sponsors or transferred to an appropriate ORR facility,” officials said in a statement, the station reported.
One report in the New York Post noted that a Friday incident preceded the closure.
“There seemed to be a lot of confusion as to what was happening,” Cesar Espinosa, director of advocacy group FIEL Houston, told The Associated Press, according to the Post. “The people that were there looked like they were in a sad stance, kind of