As the number of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border increases, President Joe Biden announced plans to visit the border and make an assessment of the situation.
Under an agreement between the federal government and the city, hundreds of teenage asylum seekers have been brought to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center located in Dallas — and even more are likely to arrive.
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Groups of people are working 24/7 to assist them and help them to figure out what’s next.
The White House has sometimes struggled to convey its plan on handling the issue of asylum seekers. However, it has made it amply clear that young and vulnerable children should not be expelled.
Biden stated that he planned to go to the border at some point. Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary said in a statement last week that the U.S. can expect to see southwest border crossings that would be the highest number in 20 years.
The Dallas Convention Center is one among the listed planned decompression centers to care for children, which is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Another is expected to be set up in Midland.