Potential housing facility for immigrant children questioned

Potential housing facility for immigrant children questioned

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=26303922]ESCONDIDO, Calif. – A battle in Escondido is brewing over a possible housing facility for children from Central America who are illegally crossing into the United States.

The public packed a meeting in Escondido Tuesday to address their concerns over the potential controversial housing facility.

Southwest Key, a nonprofit organization from Texas dedicated to providing alternative shelters to immigrant children, recently secured a lease at the old Palomar Continuing Car Facility on Avenida del Diablo in Escondido.

Potential Immigrant Youth Care FacilitySouthwest Key has only indicated it would like to install a 6-feet high decorative tubular steel fencing, but nothing more.

“We are trying to find information about this,” said Escondido Mayor San Abed. “There is no plan whatsoever except that we`re going to provide them with services in a prison-like facility.”

Abed told Fox 5 he doesn’t have much information about their lease, but said Southwest contracts with the United States Department…

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