The teenage girls were reportedly forced to use ‘plastic bags for toilets’
A Houston-area migrant center that housed hundreds of teenage girls who crossed into the United States as unaccompanied minors abruptly closed over the weekend, leading immigrant advocates to more questions than answers.
Even more surprising, the facility opened less than three weeks ago — and shuttered after one worker suddenly died.
According to KTRK-TV, a “flurry of activity” was witnessed outside the facility prior to the Department of Health and Human Services announcing the facility was being closed.
The government said the displaced girls — ages 13-17, who numbered between 450-500 at the facility — would be united with sponsors or transferred to another HHS refuge facility.
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.