More undocumented children arriving from Texas - Tucson News Now

More undocumented children arriving from Texas

Posted: Updated:
One of several buses at Tucson International to transport children to Nogales holding facility. One of several buses at Tucson International to transport children to Nogales holding facility.
Plane carrying children headed to Nogales Plane carrying children headed to Nogales
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There have been some late breaking developments in the story of illegal immigrant children arriving in Arizona. 

Planes landed early Monday morning at Tucson International Airport with more illegal immigrant children from Texas.  These are the latest of hundreds being sent to Arizona due to overcrowding at Texas facilities.

Officials say the Texas border has been flooded by children illegally crossing into the U.S. by themselves, trying to find family already in the country.

The Monday morning arrivals were then put on a bus for transport to a processing facility in Nogales, Arizona. Nogales officials there have created a make-shift holding facility to process the children.  Conditions at the new facility are improving and donations have been pouring in, said officials.  This new facility is only able to hold 1,500 undocumented and unaccompanied children.  There is no word yet on who long these children will be staying in Nogales. 

U.S. officials are saying they will deal with each child on a case by case basis, prioritizing national security. 

Tucson News Now's Craig Reck is in Nogales and will have the latest on this story on KOLD News 13 at 4 p.m.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Border NewsMore>>

  • McCain on ISIS, immigration and water

    McCain on ISIS, immigration and water

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:17:04 GMT
    Arizona Senator John McCain spent the past two days in Southern Arizona, first at town hall at Raytheon in Tucson's Tech Park and then the friendly confines of Green Valley.
    Arizona Senator John McCain spent the past two days in Southern Arizona, first at town hall at Raytheon in Tucson's Tech Park and then the friendly confines of Green Valley.
  • CBP seizes more than $319k in drugs near Nogales

    CBP seizes more than $319k in drugs near Nogales

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:19:35 GMT
    Four people were detained in separate incidents, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend after they attempted to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to CBP officials. 
    Four people were detained in separate incidents, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend after they attempted to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to CBP officials. 
  • U-Haul used in unsuccessful smuggling attempt

    U-Haul used in unsuccessful smuggling attempt

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:25:53 GMT
    Border Patrol agents found seven people, including one juvenile locked inside the cargo hold of the moving truck, with no fresh air or means of escape in case of an accident.   
    Border Patrol agents found seven people, including one juvenile locked inside the cargo hold of the moving truck, with no fresh air or means of escape in case of an accident.   
Powered by WorldNow