(New Orleans Times-Picayune) The Obama administration has abandoned plans to open dozens of temporary shelters for unaccompanied children who crossed the U.S. border from Central America.
Fort Polk Army Base near Leesville, Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport and Belle Chasse Naval Air Station in New Orleans were all approached by the Department of Health and Human Services about taking in groups of unaccompanied immigrant children, according to Sen. David Vitter, R-La. Officials with all four facilities expressed opposition to taking in the children, according to Vitter's office.
But in a memo, first disclosed by Syracuse.com/The Post Standard, federal officials said the temporary shelters are no longer needed.
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