A newly renovated detention center in Karnes City, Texas, will house 532 immigrants at a time in "suites" with flat-screen TVs, landline telephones and play tables for children.
Even affluent Montgomery County, Maryland (median household income $94,965) may feel the strain of meeting educational and other needs of the illegal immigrant children being sent from the Texas border to communities around the country.
It's common knowledge that some of the illegal migrant children who have come over the Texas border have been placed in foster homes, in Texas and other states. But many Americans might be surprised to learn that some of these "children" are 22 years old.
Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee protested in a letter to President Obama that no one in his state government had received notice that 760 of the estimated 50,000 unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally in the past several months have been sent to the Volunteer State.