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Immigrant rights demonstrators. Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images

With the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border, and detention centers inching near capacity, the Trump administration is looking at building tent cities at a handful of military bases near the border to house them, McClatchy D.C.'s Franco Ordoñez reports.

Big picture: This is another move by the Trump administration in an effort to compensate for the overcrowded immigrant detention centers. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is already sending 1,600 immigrants to federal prisons throughout the country.

The details: Within the next few weeks, the Department of Health and Human Services will begin to look at an Army base near El Paso for a tent city which would be able to hold between 1,000-5,000 children, according to McClatchy. They are also considering Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene and Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo.

  • Key data point: There are more than 10,000 migrant children being held at HHS shelters, which are at 95% capacity.

Be smart: The Trump administration's controversial policy of separating children from their parents when found illegally crossing the southern border only adds to the growing number of immigrant children DHS and HHS must provide shelter to.

Go deeper: How Trump can separate migrant families

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The pandemic isn't slowing tech

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Thursday's deluge of Big Tech earnings reports showed one thing pretty clearly: COVID-19 may be bad in all sorts of ways, but it's not slowing down the largest tech companies. If anything, it's helping some companies, like Amazon and Apple.

Yes, but: With the pandemic once again worsening in the U.S. and Europe, it's not clear how long the tech industry's winning streak can last.

Texas early voting surpasses 2016's total turnout

Early voting in Austin earlier this month. Photo: Sergio Flores/Getty Images

Texas' early and mail-in voting totals for the 2020 election have surpassed the state's total voter turnout in 2016, with 9,009,850 ballots already cast compared to 8,969,226 in the last presidential cycle.

Why it matters: The state's 38 Electoral College votes are in play — and could deliver a knockout blow for Joe Biden over President Trump — despite the fact that it hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1976.

Wall Street braces for more turbulence ahead of Election Day

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Wall Street is digging in for a potentially rocky period as Election Day gets closer.

Why it matters: Investors are facing a "three-headed monster," Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, tells Axios — a worsening pandemic, an economic stimulus package in limbo, and an imminent election.

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