Jun 18, 2014 4:50 PM by Associated Press

Government provides tour of child immigrant holding facility in Nogales

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - The federal government has provided a glimpse of a converted warehouse that is holding hundreds of children who entered the country from Central America.

About 1,000 children are staying at the warehouse. They sleep next to chain-link fences topped by barbed wire that separate the children by age and gender.

A small group of boys had enough space in one fenced-in area to play soccer, but most were lying on tiny mattresses and covered by aluminum foil-like Mylar blankets.

The children are fed both warm and cold meals and three times a day and take turns by group to use the 200-seat dining area.

The children were apprehended in Texas, then taken to Arizona to be processed. They are then sent to a shelter where the government houses them until they can reunite the children with family members.

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