Migrant holding facility in Midland more like boarding school campus
New information and video is coming in from the inside of a migrant holding facility in Midland, Texas.
For the first time the media is getting a look at what it’s like for migrant children being housed at the facility.
According to local officials, the minors are on a strict schedule. They wake up at 7 A.M., have breakfast by 7:30, then take part in numerous different activities. The migrants will have three square meals before going to bed at 9:30 P.M.
The former oil camp, which is what is being used as the migrant holding facility, is being described as something similar to a boarding school campus.
The migrants take part in educational classes, soccer, Tai Chi, arts and crafts and many other activities through out the day.
Organizers are also making church services available to the migrants.
According to Southwest Key, the organization that operates the migrant camp, there are about 600 migrants being housed at the facility. They are supervised by staff 24/7 with one staff person assigned to look after 12 kids.
According to the office of refugee resettlement 90-95% percent of the migrants are being resettled with families in the united states.