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In this Feb. 19, 2019 file photo, children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
In this Feb. 19, 2019 file photo, children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
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Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark just visited the Homestead detention center in Homestead, Florida, Tuesday.

It's the only shelter for migrant children crossing the border that's run by a private, for-profit company ... and it's a focus of controversy over living conditions and overcrowding.

A New York Times investigation found that about half of the roughly 2,300 children detained there had been held longer than the 20-day legal standard, with some staying for weeks or months.

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Rep. Katherine Clark, congresswoman for Massachusetts' 5th District and vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus. She tweets @repkclark.

This article was originally published on July 02, 2019.

This segment aired on July 2, 2019.

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