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Is Homestead Calling It Quits? No More Additional Kids To Be Taken To Detention Center

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WILFREDO LEE
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AP
Immigrant children and adolescents make a line to enter a detention center in Homestead.

The Homestead detention center is no longer taking in new children at its facility, government officials say.

The hold on the placement of unaccompanied minors began at least two weeks ago alongside the efforts of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to downsize its child population by more than half, to 1,300 from 2,700.

“There are no plans to close Homestead at the moment,” an HHS spokeswoman told the Miami Herald in a text Monday.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.