Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Surge of Children on Border; Hundreds Coming to North Texas

DALLAS (WFAA) — The U.S. Health and Human Services Commission will bus more than 1,000 undocumented immigrants to facilities in Ellis and Rockwall counties as soon as Thursday, WFAA has learned. The children were captured in the Rio Grande Valley trying to enter the U.S. illegally. WFAA has learned that the children bound for Ellis County will be housed at a church camp between Waxahachie and Maypearl. Officials in Ellis County said they just learned about the federal plan this morning. “My concern is, I don’t believe that’s a secure facility," said Ellis County Commissioner Paul Perry. "It’s designed for hospitality." There's one adult for every eight children, sources said. The border between Mexico and Texas is seeing another surge of children traveling alone, despite federal efforts to stop them from leaving their homes in Central America. Many are fleeing violence and drug cartels in their home countries and trying to reunite with family members already in the U.S...more

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