His bill includes a plan to fast-track immigration applications by expanding virtual interviews and electronic filing.
The new facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, currently houses less than 800 migrant boys who are age 18 and younger.
Undocumented students currently have to pay 150% of tuition at state universities. A proposed resolution could qualify them for in-state rates.
The demeaning reference dates back to 1789 in US law and is overused by right-wing conservative media to vilify undocumented immigrants in the country.
"COVID-19 doesn't ask about legal status and does not care about the politics of a state."
President Donald Trump is seeking to omit undocumented immigrants from the census to put more Republicans in Congress.
The Trump administration separated thousands of children from their families at the border between 2017 and 2018, and 545 children remain without their families.