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Texas Border Patrol core where newcomer families are distant draws lawmakers, protest

The core costs about $12.1 million to work annually, compared with a whole sector’s bill of $15 million. Built for 1,500 people, it has hold some-more than 2,000 recently. It has a staff of 10 though due to a influx, Padilla combined 300 more, about 10% of his workforce. There’s a medical section with 3 paramedics, dual medical staffers and space to quarantine those who have engaged duck pox, scabies and other catching diseases. There is no mental health staff, and agents have not perceived mental health training given a Trump administration “zero tolerance” process was implemented May 6.

Article source: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-border-patrol-center-20180617-story.html

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