Federal Officials looking at an empty Houston school to house immigrant children.
You might soon be adding Houston to the growing list of Texas cities with federal facilities sheltering the 50,000 plus illegal minors coming into the United States from Central America. Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the General Services Administration will tour Houston I.S.D’s Terrell Middle School today.
Terrell Middle School sets on the city’s northeast side on East Crosstimbers and Benito. It has been closed since 2001 with a “for sale” sign on it. It has been used as an alternative school and headquarters for the Junior ROTC program since the closing.
A portion of the e-mail received by our television partner Local 2 states: "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the General Services Administration will conduct an initial assessment of the site."
Houston i-s-d officials have said there has been no final decision concerning the sheltering of immigrants but if the children do end up coming here the district would also look at ways to help with their educational needs.
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