PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's spokesman says federal officials have confirmed that migrants arrested in Texas for being in the country illegally will continue to be flown to Arizona.
Nearly 800 more unaccompanied minors are expected to arrive this weekend at a makeshift center in southern Arizona, even as state officials rush in federal supplies because the facility is low on basics.
A Homeland Security Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, says the Nogales holding center opened for children because the Department of Health and Human Services was overwhelmed and had nowhere to turn. Hundreds of migrant children are already there.
Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder calls it a humanitarian crisis.
The U.S. has experienced a flood of Central American migrants to Texas.