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Pima County Supervisors approve plan for migrant shelter at juvenile detention center

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Posted at 5:52 AM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 14:47:34-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - At a special meeting Monday morning, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a plan to house migrant asylum-seekers at an unused portion of a juvenile detention center.

The board voted 3-2 on a cooperative agreement with Catholic Community Services, who for the past several months has been using the unoccupied Benedictine Monastery to house migrants.

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The special meeting was originally scheduled for August 6, however, it was moved up because migrant asylum seekers must be out of the monastery by August 1.

The plan calls for migrant asylum seekers to occupy three units inside of the juvenile complex.

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