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Babies and other young migrants being housed in "tender age" shelters

A migrant child is surrounded by border patrol officers
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Babies and toddlers who have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are being housed in at least three "tender age" shelters in Southern Texas, the AP's Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza report, with a fourth shelter expected to open in Houston soon.

Behind the scenes: "Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis," Burke and Mendoza write.