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Facility for teen immigrant girls in Houston being closed


HOUSTON (AP) --The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says it is removing immigrant girls from a facility in Houston.

HHS said that about 450 girls are being removed from the Emergency Intake Site for Unaccompanied Children operated by the National Association of Christian Churches where were housed since April 1.

The agency says the site was intended as a temporary location and the girls will be paired with a sponsor or connected with the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

The director of an immigrant advocacy group says there was an unknown incident at the facility Friday.

Houston police and HHS spokespersons did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Lauren Baker

Lauren Baker is the 13 News weekend evening anchor. She started in April of 2019 after moving from Michigan, where she was a morning producer/traffic reporter.

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