Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
Dallas County Commissioners Court Judge Clay Jenkins says he knows he set an ambitious goal: By the end of this month, bring to Dallas County two thousand unaccompanied children from Central America who crossed the Texas border illegally.
Even as the White House prepares to take in potentially hundreds of children illegally crossing the border with Mexico on their own, some in Dallas County are questioning the authority to house them here.
In the last two years, the DISD has closed at least a dozen school campuses. CBS 11 News has learned that several of those buildings are now on the list of locations the federal government is looking at to temporarily house immigrant children.
As many as 2,000 unaccompanied immigrant children will be brought to Dallas by the end of July. The county will be prepared to offer lodging to undocumented children who are currently in holding facilities in McAllen.
There’s a push to eliminate minimum wage Dallas County jobs.
The White House and Texas Democrats are touting the health care overhaul and calling on Republican leaders to expand coverage for the poor.
It’s a common complaint from commuters: “There’s no one in them and everyone else is sitting in three lanes of traffic,” says Molly Minatra.