The Trump administration plans to house an additional 440 immigrant children in northern Virginia. The Department of Health and Human Services is also looking for space to house children in California and Florida. These efforts are to help alleviate the crowding at border towns in Texas.
From The Patch.com:
The federal government is considering these areas for the space: Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince William County, and the cities and towns of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Vienna and Manassas. According to the Miami Herald, HHS is looking to locate permanent facilities in places like Virginia, Florida and California.
The facility would be between 95,607 and 109,948 square feet with a lease up to 15 years. About 147 staff will provide 24/7 care. According to the notice, the facility will have children’s bedrooms or sleeping areas, children’s bathrooms, classrooms, recreation or multipurpose areas, medical service, food service, administrative and support space, and about two acres of outdoor recreation space.
How many of these “children” will be teenagers who belong to gangs?