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Jun 20, 2014 12:39 AM by Stefanie Boe

Non-profit clears final hurdle to bring migrant kids to Tucson

TUCSON - The non-profit Southwest Key has been issued a temporary use permit to provide shelter services to unaccompanied migrant children, according to a Tweet from the City of Tucson.

Southwest Key has been contracted by the government to shelter the children, mostly from Central America, who have been coming across the border in Texas by the thousands.

Southwest Key has been readying a former student housing complex north of downtown for several weeks. The process to move into the building started back in May, well before the migrant children crisis was uncovered.

The number of unaccompanied Central American children apprehended at the border with Mexico has surged in recent weeks and could reach 90,000 this year.

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