A temporary detainment center for unaccompanied migrant teens in San Antonio that’s under investigation for child abuse is nearly at capacity just over a week after opening, reports said Thursday.
The Freeman Expo Center, which opened on March 29 and is designed to hold 2,100 unaccompanied migrant male teens between the ages of 13-17, already had 1,370 kids in their care as of Monday, KSAT reported.
“Too many people coming in. Not enough people going out,” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told the outlet Wednesday.
“Right now we are facing a humanitarian crisis and I do use the word crisis.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a news conference Tuesday asking President Biden to close the facility after the Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services received serious child abuse complaints related to the center.
Minors sit on the ground at the Department of Homeland Security holding facility run by the Customs