Media to tour Nogales processing facility - Tucson News Now

Media to tour Nogales processing facility

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today media will have a chance to see inside the Nogales facility that is housing more than 1,000 undocumented children. 

Tucson News Now will have a crew there in Nogales to check it out.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will allow the media to tour the facility for about 20 minutes, with the tour starting at 11 a.m.

The tour will include the processing and housing facility for the unaccompanied youth entering the southwest border of the U.S. illegally. 

CBP is saying the purpose of the site visit is to show members of the press the interior of the facility and explain the Department of Homeland Security's responsibilities for the care and custody of the children, before they are transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services.

In Tucson today the City Council was expected to talk about opening shelters in the city, including one at Drachman Street and Oracle Road. They briefly touched on the issue of rezoning the building and rezoning others, due to the amount of the children that may be moved to Tucson. 

Once again Tucson News Now will have a crew in Nogales to participate in the tour, which will begin at 11 a.m.

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates as they come in.

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