Dallas County Preparing for 2,000 Immigrant Children

DALLAS — Dallas County could house up to 2,000 immigrant children now being held by the Department of Homeland Security on the Texas-Mexico border, County Judge Clay Jenkins said at the Texas Democratic Party’s convention on Saturday.

“I support increased security at the border, but that doesn’t take care of the women and children already here,” he said.

Dallas is talking about signing 120-day contracts to house up to 1,000 children at each of two locations — one in the city of Dallas and another, Jenkins said, in another city in Dallas County. He would not be more ...

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