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  • The Dallas Convention Center, a massive venue usually used for concerts and sports, is set to house up to 3000 migrant teen boys.

  • It's part of a plan by the U.

  • S government as it scrambles to address increasing overcrowding at facilities on the US Mexico border.

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.

  • S Department of Health and Human Services plan to open the Dallas facility for boys between ages 15 and 17 as early as this week, Reuters has learned.

  • Nearly 4300 unaccompanied Children were being held by Border Patrol officials as of Sunday, according to an agency official who requested anonymity.

  • By law, the Children should be transferred out of the jail like CBP facilities to shelters run by HHS within 72 hours.

  • But as of Sunday, roughly 3000 Children were being held beyond that limit due to a lack of available shelter beds.

  • President Joe Biden is under pressure from advocates and critics within his own Democratic Party on what action he plans to take to address the issue, White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

  • We want to expedite getting these kids out of the BP facilities as quickly as possible, and this isn't across the administration effort that we are committed from the top to making changes on as quickly as possible.

  • Biden officials say they inherited a broken, inhumane system from the former administration.

  • But Republican critics blame Biden for relaxing some of Trump's hardline immigration policies for fueling the problem.

  • Senior Republican lawmaker Kevin McCarthy visited the border on Monday.

  • There's no other way to claim it than a Biden border crisis.

  • The Dallas Convention Center is one of the country's largest, according to its website, with more than one million square feet of exhibit space and 88 meeting rooms, it is normally used for expose sports events, concerts and auto shows.

  • The facility will house the teens while the government seeks to release them to a sponsor family or find a more permanent shelter.

The Dallas Convention Center, a massive venue usually used for concerts and sports, is set to house up to 3000 migrant teen boys.

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Dallas convention center to become migrant teen shelter

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/16
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