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Posted: Monday, 16 June 2014 11:58AM

255 immigrant children currently at Oklahoma base



LAWTON, Okla. - Federal officials say 255 children who were detained while trying to enter the U.S. illegally are currently being housed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
 
The children are mostly teenagers from Central America. They are among the more than 47,000 unaccompanied minors taken into custody at the border since October. Fort Sill is one of three facilities where the children are being held. The others are in Texas and California.
 
Kenneth J. Wolfe, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said in an email Monday that the children arrived at the Army base on Saturday.  
 
The Defense Department has authorized the facilities to stay open for 120 days as officials try to find the children's families or place them with a sponsor.

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06/16/2014 12:01PM
255 immigrant children currently at Oklahoma base
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