The push to house hundreds of unaccompanied children in shelters across North Texas could come down to a key visit to a vacant school in Grand Prairie on Friday.
While Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said as many as 2,000 children from the border will be coming to Dallas County by the end of July, almost no work has been done by the federal government to prepare at least two of the three potential shelter sites.
The crisis at the border will bring together two political rivals in Dallas. President Obama will touch down in North Texas and meet face-to-face with Gov. Rick Perry.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins promised to house thousands of immigrant children in North Texas. The announcement sent shockwaves around the community and the nation.
A North Texas small business has stepped up to help the children set to be housed in Dallas County.
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Fresh off of their tour of detention facilities in McAllen, near the Mexican border, officials in Dallas County will reveal their plans for immigrants on Thursday.
Federal prosecutors asked Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price to meet with them on Wednesday to discuss allegations of corruption, but that meeting was then canceled.
Dallas County is putting a plan in place to house hundreds of children flooding the US-Mexico border, and details of the plan are beginning to take shape.
Disaster organizations are getting ready to help the estimated 2,000 children and teenagers who will be brought to Dallas County from over crowded immigrant detention centers along the border.
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.
The tens of thousands of immigrant children who somehow make their way to America do so not knowing the language or what will happen next. But local leaders are calling on North Texans to put politics aside, and respond as parents.