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

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18 hrs ago | 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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22 hrs ago | 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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Wed Jul 16, 2014

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Lawmaker says immigrant children should be quarantined

A lawmaker wants immigrant children quarantined because he believes they could spread infectious diseases, but the state health department says they are providing vaccinations.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

My 2 Cents: Unaccompanied Children Being Housed At Fort Sill

They took us on a 45 minute tour through the dormitory where more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors, who crossed the border illegally, are now being housed.

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KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

State lawmaker calls for quarantine of illegal immigrant minors at Fort Sill

State representative Mike Ritze is also a physician in Broken Arrow who has treated many children on mission trips with a variety of contagious diseases.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

National Review Online

Human Traffickers Are Asking HHS for Immigrant Children

Individuals associated with human trafficking organizations are asking Health and Human Services officials to hand over the children who have immigrated to the United States during the recent border surge, according to a congressman who toured a facility where the children are being housed.

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News9 Oklahoma City

Latest Immigration Firestorm Touches Oklahoma

As hundreds of immigrant children stay at a temporary shelter at the Fort Sill Army Post near Lawton, some Oklahoma leaders say they are concerned a broad agreement on the nation's immigration policy won't be reached this year.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Lawmakers react to children housed at Fort Sill

Oklahoma lawmakers are reacting strongly after media was allowed a limited tour of a facility for children who entered the country illegally.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

Tulsans search for ways to help kids at Fort Sill

Friday dozens of people gathered at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in east Tulsa to discuss ways people in Tulsa could respond and help the 1,200 immigrant children being held at facilities like Fort Sill.

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Duncan Banner

Youth immigrants face regulations in shelters

Perhaps the most striking thing about the immigration shelter here that is currently housing more than a thousand youth is the military efficiency.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Visit to Fort Sill

FACILITY TODAY. HERE AT FORT SILL I CAME FACE TO FACE CHILDREN. I ASKED THEM HOW HE WERE DOING MANY WOULD SMILE AND SAY GOOD.

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