Tucson officials learn about planned migrant facilities near the airport

A U.S. Border Patrol official has told Tucson officials that a tent-like facility in the southern Arizona city to temporarily house migrants is near the city’s airport and will be ready in about a month.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Border Patrol’s interim head of the Tucson sector, John Modlin, said in an email on Friday that the facility will be rated for 500 people but its working capacity is due to COVID-19 considerations and litigation is expected to be 150-200. related restrictions.

Councilor Steve Kosachik said the proposed facility would likely accommodate unaccompanied minors encountered by border police.


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