New 2,500-bed migrant facility to open in Tornillo


TORNILLO, Texas (KTSM) – A new migrant detention facility is coming to Tornillo, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

According to federal documents, the soft-sided facility will accommodate 2,500 male and female adult migrants.

(Photo: Justin Hamel)

Officials say the site will provide detainee processing, food services, medical screenings, health care, guard services, laundry services, waste disposal, and more.

(Photo: Justin Hamel)

According to documents, migrants will have access to personal hygiene products, attorney visitation, telephones, language interpreters, religious practices, and barbering services.

(Photo: Justin Hamel)

The announcement of the facility comes just over a year after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) built a “tent city” in the same area.

Stay with for updates on when the latest facility will open.

(Photo: Justin Hamel)

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