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Texas Gov. Abbott Moves to Close Migrant Children’s Housing in State

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Released by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) disaster declaration Which instructs state child care regulators to “take all necessary steps” to deny or close state licenses within 90 days for any facility that holds migrant children.

why it matters: The directive could force the 4,223 migrant children currently living in state-licensed facilities in Texas to relocate. Dallas Morning News reports.

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  • There are approximately 17,000 unaccompanied children in the United States.

  • According to the Dallas Morning News, Texas currently has 52 state-licensed general residential operations and child-placement agencies that partner with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement to care for undocumented children.

What are they saying: “The Biden administration’s immigration policies are failing Texas, causing a humanitarian crisis in many Texas communities along the border,” Abbott said in the order.

Department of Health and Human Services said It was assessing Abbott’s directive, but it does not intend to close any facilities as a result of the order.

  • “HHS’s top priority is the health and safety of the children in our care,” tweeted HHS spokeswoman Sarah Lowenheim.

big picture: “Some critics worry [Abbott’s order] may set a precedent for other Republican governors to thwart the Biden administration’s efforts to increase capacity in a network of licensed shelters,” the AP famous.

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