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Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas on July 15, 2014, where they are processed. (Rick Loomis/Pool/Reuters)

Private prison firm may run new center

Federal officials plan to open a detention center for immigrant children and their parents — and the massive new facility could be run by a controversial for-profit prison firm with a documented history in Texas for providing sub-par living conditions to the families locked up.

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