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Texas suburb ends contract with immigrant detention center

 


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A conservative Texas suburb voted Tuesday to sever ties with a 500-bed immigration detention center that activists say is currently housing some mothers who don't know the whereabouts of their children.

The outcome is a victory for immigrant-rights groups who have spent years trying to shut down the T. Don Hutto Residential Center outside Austin, Texas, although commissioners and even opponents of the facility say the center could continue to operate without the county.

Protesters marched around the Williamson County courthouse and packed a meeting of elected commissi...



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