Special to the Star-Telegram


Texas is seeing another influx of unaccompanied and accompanied minors crossing our southern border.

These children and their families experience extreme trauma as they make the dangerous journey away from the violence in their home countries in Central America.

Unfortunately, once they reach the United States these refugee children are being re-traumatized by their detention at facilities in Karnes City and Dilley.

And now, in a misguided effort to appease a federal court ruling that states refugee children cannot be detained in a secure facility, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is attempting to license these facilities as “family residential centers.”

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