(PENN LIVE) In the coming weeks, communities across Pennsylvania will see the arrival of some of the Central American children who have flocked to the U.S. border by the tens of thousands, as authorities relocate the children to temporary housing to await immigration hearings.

Some community groups, such as the Bethany Children’s Home in Berks County, have for several weeks been providing temporary housing for scores of these children.

Others, like the United Methodist Home for Children in Mechanicsburg, are preparing to provide shelter to the children.

Across communities, humanitarian outreaches have been met with protests from community groups and residents concerned that the undocumented children are simply trying to enter the country illegally.

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