Nogales Children’s Shelter Emptying, May Close by Monday


The number of Central American children at a Nogales shelter has fallen to about 200 from more than 1,000 at its peak a month ago, and the shelter may be empty by Monday, federal officials said Friday.

The report came as a federal judge ruled that lawyers are allowed to speak with some Salvadoran child migrants at the Nogales facility.

Children began arriving at the Border Patrol compound in Nogales in early June after facilities in Texas became overwhelmed. An estimated 60,000 unaccompanied children from three Central American countries have crossed illegally into the United States in the last 10 months.