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This Aug. 9, 2018, photo shows a scene from a tour of South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The 2,400-bed detention facility that the Trump administration is using to detain immigrant mothers and children will now operate under an arrangement the U.S. government quietly reached with a private prison operator and the city where it's located. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File)

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HOUSTON — The U.S. government has quietly reached a new agreement to keep open a 2,400-bed detention facility used to detain immigrant mothers and children, in a lucrative arrangement for a private prison company and the tiny South Texas town where it's located.

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press October 17, 2018
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