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Dallas Morning News: "Number of teen migrants rises at Dallas emergency shelter as volunteers step up to help"

yolanda blue horse at rally to welcome unaccompanied minors
DPJC Board Member, Yolanda Blue Horse, photographed at the rally held on Tuesday, March 23rd, standing in solidarity with the unaccompanied minors now housed at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. (Photo: Lola Gomez / The Dallas Morning News)

From the story:

By Dianne Solis
7:15 PM on Mar 23, 2021

About 1,750 boys are now being held at the emergency migrant shelter at the Dallas convention center, and volunteers say they’re doing well and seem to be relieved to be in their care.

“The kids are safe, they are dry and they are fed,” said Dave Woodyard, the CEO of Catholic Charities of Dallas, which is helping organize volunteers. “They are on a path to get reunited or into a permanent shelter and having a much better life ahead of them.”

Most of the teenagers are from Central America, sent to the hastily prepared “decompression center” from overcrowded federal facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border. As many as 2,300 are expected at Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and it is only one of a handful of shelters being opened to handle the overflow.

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