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Jun 9, 2014 9:45 PM by Associated Press

Nogales official says immigrant kids in good care

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - The mayor of Nogales says he's comfortable with conditions in a giant warehouse where hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children are being held.

Mayor Arturo Garino was given a tour of the Nogales U.S. Border Patrol facilities on Monday.

Garino says the kids are well cared for and seem to be in good spirits.

Officials have said about 700 mostly Central American children are being processed in Nogales after being caught entering the U.S. illegally through south Texas.

Garino says he saw nearly 1,000 children but that many are being constantly rotated out to facilities in Oklahoma and California.

President Barack Obama has called the situation a humanitarian crisis, while state officials have been heavily critical of how immigration officials have handled the influx of children traveling alone into the country.

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