Georgia No Longer Proposed For Migrant Children's Shelter

Sep 12, 2019

The federal department of Health and Human Services has reversed course on plans for new shelters for unaccompanied migrant children.

HHS and its Office of Refugee Resettlement say they are caring for more immigrant children without parents or guardians in the U.S. to care for them than they ever have in agency history. That’s why a few months ago they asked for proposals for new shelters in Georgia, Texas and Arizona that would have opened next year.

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But, in response two open records requests by Georgia Public Broadcasting for details on proposed facilities, HHS says plans for Georgia shelters have now been scrapped. No reason for the change was given and it is unclear if plans in Texas and Arizona are still moving forward.

The request for bids from the federal General Services Administration looked at an area southwest of Atlanta taking in cities like Carrollton, Fayetteville, Union City and  Griffin.