Local

Dallas County Preparing To House 2,000 Immigrant Children

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

185992939 10 Dallas County Preparing To House 2,000 Immigrant ChildrenHot Halloween Costumes

3258814 Dallas County Preparing To House 2,000 Immigrant ChildrenTop 10 Horror Films

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Dallas County Preparing To House 2,000 Immigrant ChildrenMissing Summer?

 alt=Celebrities And Their Dogs

cowb thumb Dallas County Preparing To House 2,000 Immigrant ChildrenCowboys Cheerleaders

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.

Dallas Co. Judge Clay Jenkins On Immigrant Children Crisis

1080 KRLD

Jenkins says that the federal government would pay for housing the children, who are required to undergo a specific immigration process, under current immigration law.

He says the estimated time they would stay in Dallas County is 120 days.

Jenkins tells 1080 KRLD that they plan to announce one of the facilities that will be used on Thursday.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures

View Comments