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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How small businesses got stiffed by the coronavirus pandemic

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The story of American businesses in the coronavirus pandemic is a tale of two markets — one made up of tech firms and online retailers as winners awash in capital, and another of brick-and-mortar mom-and-pop shops that is collapsing.

Why it matters: The coronavirus pandemic has created an environment where losing industries like traditional retail and hospitality as well as a sizable portion of firms owned by women, immigrants and people of color are wiped out and may be gone for good.

Apple's antitrust fight turns Epic

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Millions of angry gamers may soon join the chorus of voices calling for an antitrust crackdown on Apple, as the iPhone giant faces a new lawsuit and PR blitz from Epic Games, maker of mega-hit Fortnite.

Why it matters: Apple is one of several Big Tech firms accused of violating the spirit, if not the letter, of antitrust law. A high-profile lawsuit could become a roadmap for either building a case against tech titans under existing antitrust laws or writing new ones better suited to the digital economy.

Survey: Fears grow about Social Security’s future

Data: AARP survey of 1,441 U.S. adults conducted July 14–27, 2020 a ±3.4% margin of error at the 95% confidence level; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Younger Americans are increasingly concerned that Social Security won't be enough to wholly fall back on once they retire, according to a survey conducted by AARP — in honor of today's 85th anniversary of the program — given first to Axios.

Why it matters: Young people's concerns about financial insecurity once they're on a restricted income are rising — and that generation is worried the program, which currently pays out to 65 million beneficiaries, won't be enough to sustain them.