ATLANTA (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A government spokesman says President Donald Trump’s administration is evaluating vacant properties near five U.S. cities, three of which are in Texas, as potential permanent sites to hold unaccompanied migrant children.
Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Mark Weber said Wednesday they’re assessing properties in and around Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.READ MORE: 'Every Day Is An Opportunity To Change The Narrative': Plano Officer Helps Needy Family Escape Heat, Pays For Hotel
Bidding documents request properties that can accommodate up to 500 children. Buildings must have up to 100,800 square feet of space and the properties must include about 2 acres for outdoor recreation.READ MORE: 1 Person In Serious Condition Following 3-Vehicle Crash On I-30 In East Fort Worth
The plan for the Georgia facility calls for 125 bedrooms, with each of them housing up to four children.MORE NEWS: Appeals Court Upholds Former Dallas Officer Amber Guyger's Murder Conviction
Weber says the search for permanent facilities is being pursued to reduce the possible need for temporary shelters in the future.