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Day Hurd: Immigrant Children and Tornillo Port

day hurd: Will Hurd said the shelter near the Tornillo port of entry in far West Texas will house about 360 boys who are 16 and 17, according to CTV. The teens began arriving Friday, the same day Hurd toured the shelter, he said, noting that they're being moved from other shelters to make way for younger immigrant children taken into custody at the border. U.S. Rep. Federal authorities are separating children from their parents as families arrive at the border. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just announced earlier in the week that it intended to open the shelter. Hurd, however, said the treatment of minors shouldn't be used as a threatening means to prevent others from entering the U.S. This is a symptom of a flawed strategy and in the land of the free and home of the brave we shouldn't use kids as deterrence, said Hurd, who represents a vast border district that includes the port of entry. ( As reported in the news.