At the Sabine Creek Ranch in Rockwall County, owners Eddie and Sarah Walker are preparing a special Christmas Eve dinner with tamales followed by an evening of caroling for their 179 guests, all unaccompanied minors who recently crossed the Texas-Mexico border. Officials with Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement say the children left their homes in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and elsewhere in Central America to flee gang violence and poverty.
“For us it was no question,” Eddie Walker said. “Initially, I was seeing reports on the news of kids in border patrol offices, crammed together at different ages, and I’m sitting here with 300 beds in the backyard.”
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