AP. – a Private Christian camp To the north of New Mexico It is seeking volunteers and donations as part of its preparations for a possible arrival Immigrant children From the border with Mexico where federal detention centers are full.
Website of Glorietta camps Reports that the organization has received a request from White House And from Department of Health and Human Services (HHSTo house and feed at its facilities near Santa Fe around 2,400 Immigrant children Who came to the United States without the company of an adult.
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Josh Nelson, executive assistant at Glorieta Camps, said on Wednesday that the organization has been talking with federal officials for the past two days and is unsure of when to reach an agreement on the contract. It was mentioned that camp Ready to host the kids starting Thursday, but will only do so for 60 days to avoid having to cancel their summer programs.
President Joe Biden I have come under pressure to address concerns about the treatment of migrants, as thousands of children and families have reached the country’s southern borders and detention centers are overcrowded.
Convention centers in San Diego and Dallas and even West Texas Oil Workers’ Camp have been converted into Temporary shelters Because of the government’s rush to get more space.
Border guards are holding more children than HHS puts with sponsors, causing serious delays. Generally, officers cannot detain minors for more than three days, however Department of Health and Human Services Lacks space.
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For the first time on Tuesday, the Biden administration allowed journalists to enter Associated Press And a team from the series CBS You’ll enter the main border detention center for immigrant children in Texas. During the visit, a very crowded canvas structure could be seen as more than 4,000 people – including children and families – were in a designated area for 250 people.
Office Governor governor Michelle Logan Gresham, from New Mexico, said she was only aware that the federal government was looking for temporary shelters for the children, but had no details of their whereabouts or the facilities they were considering.
Brian Sailer of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management told CNN AP Last week, the state was in constant contact with Customs and Border Protection, as well as officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the country’s Department of Homeland Security.
“New Mexico is asking that these federal agencies seek a coordinated response to address any increase in border activity,” Sayer said, adding that the state is also in talks with local emergency officials, as well as non-governmental groups.
Aaron Morales, a spokesman for US Senator Martin Heinrich, said the office understood that the Department of Health and Human Services had no plans to open a shelter in New Mexico at this time.
Glorietta campsRun by the non-profit Christian organization Glorieta 2.0, it is located on 971 hectares of land that is usually open for people to connect with nature. Facilities include more than 100 sleeping, dining and meeting places, but there are questions about what kind of changes will be necessary to ensure the safety of conference rooms and bunk beds.
Staff of the organization and other groups have asked the public to contribute materials and are looking for volunteers to help care for the children. Through messages on social networks and emails, they were ordering hygiene supplies, bath towels, water bottles, and clothes for children between the ages of 13 and 17.