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U.S. immigration authorities say over 2,200 people exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that the 25-day quarantine began March 7 at facilities in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, and Aurora, Colorado.

In each of the past four years, 1,000 or more immigrant children who arrived at the southern U.S. border without their parents have reported being sexually abused while in government custody, according to federal records released Tuesday.

When migrant children cross the border without their parents, they're sent to federal shelters until caseworkers can find them a good home. But everything changes when they turn 18. That's when, in many cases, they're handcuffed and locked up in an adult detention facility. The practice is sparking lawsuits and outrage from immigrant advocates.

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Early Wednesday morning, Rep. Jason Crow showed up unannounced at the immigration detention facility in Aurora. He wanted to know about the health conditions of detainees. So he asked for a tour, but officials there turned him away.

"We were told about the conditions at the facility being very substandard, you know, both health and food, and just the cleanliness of the facility," said Crow, a Democrat who represents the 6th District east of Denver.

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As the clock ticks toward a Friday deadline to avert another partial government shutdown, a new stumbling block has emerged in talks between congressional Democrats and the White House: Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds.

The Denver area's immigration detention center has added 432 new beds to the facility and expects to have them nearly filled by the end of the week.

The Denver Post reports that the private company that runs the Aurora facility, The GEO Group, opened a remodeled annex to house the new beds last month.

The Trump administration's treatment of more than 10,000 immigrant children held in custody at shelters across the nation is coming under intense scrutiny. Numerous lawsuits claim the government is using the system of child confinement as a way to punish and deport kids and their families.

For nearly a year before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration in the spring of 2018, federal immigration agents separated "thousands" of migrant children from their parents. That's according to a government watchdog report released Thursday.

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Dozens of young children were reunited with their parents yesterday after being separated at the border under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. The government is still working to reunite many more children with their parents, some of whom are being held at a detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

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Officials in Colorado have renewed an agreement to hold inmates for federal immigration authorities despite a legal challenge.