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SETX not likely to house undocumented children entering the U.S.

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The chances of unaccompanied minors entering the country by the thousands being housed in Southeast Texas is now very unlikely according to the Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is not targeting city or county facilities in Texas anymore due to a growing resistance among residents of the state. Instead FEMA will put focus on using state and federal buildings to house the children.

Earlier this week a majority of Jefferson County Commissioners said they oppose or have concerns about the use of the old Al Price Juvenile Correctional facility to house the children.

Community Activist Roberto Flores says he calls on people who care about children and not politics to find it in their hearts to help the children. 

"The children need shelter and it's the charitable thing to do. The ones that are for it sometimes won't speak up and the most vocal get their way," Flores said.

Another option thrown around as a government facility was the old armory in Port Neches. However, the City of Port Neches owns that building which means it's not on FEMA's radar. 


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