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Los Angeles County fairgrounds to house migrant children

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has rushed to open large sites to house...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has rushed to open large sites to house migrant children across the Southwest amid a sharp increase in crossings of unaccompanied youths at the southern border.(Source: POOL, UCBP via CNN)
Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 12:24 PM MST
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POMONA, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County fairgrounds will be used to temporarily house unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis was scheduled to formally announce the emergency use of Fairplex in Pomona in a virtual press conference Friday, April 9.

Fairplex is a 487-acre site that hosts the annual county fair and also has an array of facilities for year-round business.

It will be the second site in LA County to house the children. Long Beach earlier this week agreed to use of its convention center.

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