UPDATED 7:22 AM PT – Monday, May 3, 2021
California has opened another shelter for migrant children. According to reports Sunday. the first group of migrant children started to arrive Saturday evening at the Pomona Fairplex.
Officials said the site can hold up to 2,500 unaccompanied minors and is the second temporary shelter in Los Angeles County.
A look at the temporary shelter for migrant children at the Pomona Fairplex. The first group of more than 200 kids are expected to arrive Saturday. [Photos by: Jorge Luis Macias] @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/j3dU3TXMx1
— Margaret Carrero (@KNXmargaret) April 30, 2021
Some lawmakers have attributed the surge of migrant children at the U.S. southern border to Joe Biden’s immigration policies, including the halting of border wall construction.
“These circumstances have invited this activity to our border,” asserted Republican Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana.
Officials said the children will stay at the Pomona Fairplex until they are reunited with family or placed with a sponsor. Authorities added, the children will be tested for COVID-19 before being transported to emergency facilities.