Biden to put 3,000 illegal alien teens in Dallas holding center

click here to goto the full article

President Joe Biden talks on the phone with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in regards to the winter storms that impacted Texas Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in the Treaty Room in the Residence of the White House. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

By Kaylee Greenlee
Daily Caller News Foundation

Thousands of immigrant teenagers will be held at a convention center in Dallas, Texas, as an increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children occupy available facilities, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Up to 3,000 boys aged 15 to 17 will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas possibly beginning this week, the AP reported. The convention center will be used by federal agencies for up to 90 days as a “decompression center,” according to a memo obtained by the AP.

TRENDING: Vulgar, politicized Grammys suffer serious ratings crash as Americans tune out

“We are committed to working with our federal partners to accommodate the request to utilize our facilities. Collective action is necessary and we will do our best to support this humanitarian effort,” City Manager for the City of Dallas T.C. Broadnax said in a statement. Broadnax directed further questions to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

HHS is running out of room in their own facilities and is working to find other places around the country to host unaccompanied minors so they can be transferred out of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, the AP reported.

Over 1,000 unaccompanied minors are being held in a tent facility south of Dallas in Donna, Texas, where they said conditions are overcrowded causing some to sleep on the floor of the tent facility, the AP reported. Others reportedly did not have access to showers for around five days at a time.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and HHS are “responsible for providing shelter management and contracts” for security, cleaning, medical care and food for the minors detained at the convention center, the memo said, according to the AP.

Other unaccompanied minors were transported to a facility converted from an oilfield worker camp in Midland, Texas, starting Sunday, the AP reported. American Red Cross volunteers will oversee the facility, though it’s unclear how they have been trained to handle the task.

CBP officials have apprehended more than 400 minors a day in recent weeks, the AP reported. Minors are being apprehended at a faster rate than HHS can process and release them to sponsors leading to fuller facilities.

HHS and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson did not respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

This story originally was published by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]

SUPPORT TRUTHFUL JOURNALISM. MAKE A DONATION TO THE NONPROFIT WND NEWS CENTER. THANK YOU!

Please follow and like us: