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Here’s more from Philip Kiefer for the Guardian in Lake Charles:
Historic downtown is in bad shape with roofs blown in all over, people telling me it’s much worse than Rita pic.twitter.com/UJcw4bc4AM
The roof of this apartment complex was blown off overnight and residents are sitting underneath without water or power, won’t hear from property manager till Monday #HurricaneLaura pic.twitter.com/8iKl2650kb
No flooding here though, and everyone I’ve talked to says their family and friends are safe #HurricaneLaura
The Trump administration has sharply increased its use of hotels to detain immigrant children as young as one before expelling them from the United States during the coronavirus pandemic despite facing outcry from lawmakers and human-rights advocates.
Federal authorities said they detained 577 unaccompanied children in hotels through the end of July, up from 240 in April, May and June, according to a report published late Wednesday from a court-appointed monitor for detained immigrant youth, the AP writes.