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: French Forces Kill ISIS Leader Believed To Be Responsible For Sgt. La David Johnson’s Death
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: COVID Booster Shot Confusion Ahead Of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting
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: Rodney Rodriguez, Driver In High-Speed Crash That Killed 3, Finally Booked Into Jail
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