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Fort Sill, Oklahoma is located in Comanche County. Zip codes in Fort Sill, OK include 73503.

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12 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Study: Immigrant Minors Vaccinated At Rates Similar To Americans

A new study from UNICEF says immigrant children being housed at places like Fort Sill in Lawton, are as healthy as American kids.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Cleveland.com

HHS warns of scam against relatives of unaccompanied immigrant children

Scammers have somehow been able to locate U.S. relatives of immigrant children being held at primarily at two facilities, Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

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News9 Oklahoma City

Fallin Complains About Costs Of Immigrant Children

Gov. Mary Fallin is complaining to federal officials about the potential cost to Oklahoma from unaccompanied immigrant minors who are released from a temporary shelter at Fort Sill and placed with sponsors in the state.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Duncan Banner

Masses give unaccompanied children a taste of home

The services have all the elements of a typical Sunday Mass - singing, scripture, a sermon, prayers, communion and worship.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

SanLuisObispo.com

FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

The FBI is trying to determine how many people have been victimized by the scheme, in which con artists use private information about the children to contact their family members and demand payment for bogus processing and travel expenses needed to reunite the kids with their relatives.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Group To Protest Housing Of Immigrants At Fort Sill

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.

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The United States Army

Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future

Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited here, Tuesday, to talk with Maj.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Air Force Times

Unaccompanied children could be housed at Maxwell

A Mexican boy looks at a member of the U.S. Border Patrol standing guard Tuesday on the border between El Paso in the United States and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Federal Government Considers Using Foster Care System For Immigrant Children

The federal government is considering using Oklahoma foster care families for some of those undocumented children at Fort Sill, that according to Gov. Mary Fallin.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KSWO

Sheriff's department needs help locating family members

INDIAHOMA, Okla._The Comanche County Sheriff's Department is hoping to track down family members of an Indiahoma man found dead in his home last week from natural causes.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

Okla. legislator doctor wants minors quarantined

A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is insisting that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Okla. delegation decries holding kids at Fort Sill

Members of Oklahoma's all-Republican congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to reconsider using Fort Sill to house unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been caught trying to entering the country illegally.

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NewsOK.com

Oklahoma lawmakers reiterate opposition to Fort Sill as shelter for minors

WASHINGTON _ Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation said Monday they don't want Fort Sill, the U.S. Army artillery post near Lawton, used to house unaccompanied alien children past the October deadline.

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Army Times

Oklahoma delegation decries holding kids at Fort Sill

Members of Oklahoma's all-Republican congressional delegation are urging President Obama to reconsider using Fort Sill to house unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been caught trying to entering the country illegally.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

KSWO

Protestor's demonstrate at Lawton overpass

Saturday's protest was day two of a two-day event that coordinated with 350 other protests across the nation.

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News9 Oklahoma City

We Paid For It: Cost Of Caring For Unaccompanied Illegal Children

Last week, for the first time, we were allowed inside Fort Sill to see the more than 1,000 children who crossed the border illegally and are now being housed there.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

NewsOn6 Tulsa

TU Law Students Have Chance To Help Children At Fort Sill

Law students at the University of Tulsa have a unique opportunity to represent immigrant children being held at Fort Sill.

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Forbes.com

The Flood Of Illegal Immigrant Children: Why The Secrecy?

Illegal immigration is a subject I generally avoid. The issue stirs stronger passions and produces greater polarization than almost any other.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Police warning citizens about 'suspicious' fundraising for Fort Sill children

Officials with the Lawton Police Department say they have learned that several citizens are receiving phone calls, asking for donations for food, clothing, medical and other needs.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oklahoma National Guard Downplays Camp Gruber As Shelter For Immigrant Children

Oklahoma National Guard officials are downplaying talk that Camp Gruber will be used to house immigrant children from Central America.

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