Inside the US immigration detention centres

Published: 23rd June 2018 03:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2018 04:26 PM  

Two days after US President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children. IN PIC: Immigrant women and children wait inside the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Friday, June 22, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (Photo | AP)
File Photo: In this July 31 photo, a courtyard is seen at the Karnes County Residential Center in Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults with children who have been apprehended at the border. (Photo | AP)
Bunk beds are seen in a bedroom at the Karnes County Residential Center, Texas. (Photo | AP)
New children's clothing is stored at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. (Photo | AP)
Immigrants in ankle chains disembark from a bus at the Federal Courthouse for hearings on Friday, June 22, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (Photo | AP)
Ever Castillo, left, and his family, immigrants from Honduras, are escorted back across the border by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Hildalgo, Texas. The parents were told they would be separated from their children and voluntarily crossed back to Mexico after trying to seek asylum in the United States. (Photo | AP)
Immigrants from Guatemala seeking asylum look over travel packets as they wait at the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (Photo | AP)
Shoes and a teddy bear, brought by a group of U.S. mayors, are piled up outside a holding facility for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexican border, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Mayors from more than a dozen U.S. cities including New York and Los Angeles gathered near the holding facility to call for the immediate reunification of immigrant children with their families. (Photo | AP)
An agent with the Department of Homeland Security closes the exterior gate of the holding facility for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexican border, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Photo | AP)
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