Border Patrol officials Wednesday gave members of the news media a tour of the Nogales, Ariz. shelter housing about 1,000 Central American children.

Most journalists were banned from bringing in cameras and other recording devices and cell phones, and they were forbidden to have conversations with the children and staff members.

Designated photographers and videographers were allowed to record, and their images were being released to all news media.

Several public officials have been inside the facility. Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva declined a tour because Tucson religious figures with him were not allowed in.

Children began to arrive there June 6. The youth, some as young as 1 year old, were apprehended crossing the border illegally in Texas without adult relatives.