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Migrant children were being held in Phoenix office building

July 13, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego says a federal contractor has terminated its lease at a city office building where migrant children were being held.

Gallego said at a news conference Thursday that an investigation revealed migrant children were being illegally housed in the unlicensed facility after being separated from their parents at the Arizona-Mexico border.

Gallego says MVM Inc. admitted to the Center for Investigative Reporting that children had stayed at the Phoenix facility overnight, a violation under city code.

Neighbors near the facility reported seeing vans bringing children to the facility, which spurred the investigation.

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