Beto O'Rourke says immigrant minors not receiving education in Tornillo facility

FILE - This undated file photo provided by HHS' Administration for Children and Families shows the shelter used to house unaccompanied foreign children in Tornillo, Texas. The U.S. government says the West Texas tent shelter will remain open through the end of the year. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, that the facility will be expanded to 3,800 beds from its initial capacity of 360 beds. (HHS' Administration for Children and Families via AP, File)

El Paso Congressman running for the senate seat said migrant children at Tornillo facility will be assigned to a sponsor.

Beto O'Rourke tweeted his visit to the immigration detention center Wednesday afternoon.

O'Rourke said the immigrant minors are not receiving any educational curriculum.

O'Rourke said the expansion of the facility is due to a delay in the releasing of a children.

As we reported on Monday the center was set for 360 children but currently is holding more than 1,600 unaccompanied children ages ranging between 12-17 years old, according to HHS.

The U.S. government expanded its tent shelter in early September for immigrant minors crossing the southwest border to 3,800 beds and will keep it open through the end of this year.

While the government has stopped large-scale separations, thousands of immigrants continue to arrive at the southwest border each month, mostly from Central American countries roiled by gang violence and poverty.

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