HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida is set to join Colorado and New Mexico as locations selected for the U.S. government’s new shelters to house young Central American immigrants as part of an effort to deal with a renewed influx of unaccompanied children coming across the border.READ MORE: FIU President Mark Rosenberg Resigns, Cites Wife's Health As Reason
Plans for the three new shelters follow the opening of shelters outside Dallas earlier this month to deal with an increase of young migrants that is expected to intensify in the spring and summer.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Scattered Showers, Keep Umbrella Handy
Up to 1,000 children will be housed in a warehouse in the sprawling Federal Center complex outside Denver, 800 at a Job Corps site in Homestead, Florida, and 400 at Hollomon Air Force Base in New Mexico.
The government is trying to avoid a repeat of the summer of 2014 when so many children crossed the border that they were forced to stay in Border Patrol facilities.MORE NEWS: Anthony "Big Tony" Moscitello and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari Took Plea Deals In Murder Of Miami Subs Founder Gus Boulis
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