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Fri June 20, 2014
Fallin to Tour Immigrant Facilities at Fort Sill
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin is planning to tour Army barracks at Fort Sill where hundreds of immigrant children are being housed by the federal government.
Fallin said she will tour the shelter on Friday at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is overseeing the children's care.
Federal officials said Thursday that 599 children already had arrived at Fort Sill, mostly teenagers from Central America who were detained after trying to enter the U.S. illegally.
Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz says the information the governor has received from the federal government has been vague and that the governor is going to Fort Sill "to get answers."
He says Fallin wants to know how long the children will be there and what resources they are being provided.