Last day for the California Convention Center site housing young migrants


SAN DIEGO (Border report) – Since March, the San Diego Convention Center has been accommodating young minors who have crossed the border without their parents or their families, known as unaccompanied minors. The last of the migrants, 11 girls, was due to leave before midnight this morning.

According to Cristina Kapustj, spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services, these girls were going to be donated to sponsors across the United States.

The last day was to be July 15th.

According to United States Customs and Border Protection Statistics, the number of arrests of children has been falling since April, when 16,900 arrests were made. In May, the number was 13,900.

The San Diego Convention Center will begin hosting regular events at some point in August after a thorough cleaning, facility officials said.

Before the arrival of migrant children, the convention center was used to house the homeless.

“I am so proud of our San Diego community which has come together to ensure the well-being of over 2,000 children while they await reunification,” said San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas. “Although their stay here was short, I am happy that we provided them with the care they desperately needed, as well as educational and recreational programs to enrich their lives throughout their trip.”

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