- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - A nonprofit organization based in Kansas that focuses on immigrant rights says it plans to travel to Oklahoma and protest the housing of unaccompanied minors at Fort Sill.

A delegation from Sunflower Community Action is traveling from Wichita to Lawton on Friday to protest the housing of the children.

The group says the children continue to be detained under questionable conditions.

Hundreds of teenagers from Central America have been housed at a troop barracks at the southwest Oklahoma Army post after detention centers near the border were overwhelmed with an influx of young people crossing the border.

Members of Oklahoma’s all-Republican congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to reconsider using Fort Sill to the house unaccompanied minors.

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