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Dallas County Preparing To House 2,000 Immigrant Children

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DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The plan to house 2,000 immigrant children in Dallas County appears to be a go.

The kids and teenagers are currently being detained at the border, after crossing into the United States illegally, without their parents.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins is proposing a partnership between the federal government, the county and non-profits that has not been seen since Hurricane Katrina.

“They will be held in the former schools, hospitals and other buildings that are conducive to being turned into dormitory style living.” said Jenkins “The Federal Government has had teams on the ground vetting locations for about a week.”

Judge Jenkins will be meeting tomorrow with a group of emergency response non-profits to plan out how to properly care for the children.


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