Donations of new books and toys are being accepted through May 8.
The federal government will pay $197,356 a day for facility rental and other fees, and an additional $113,550 a day for meals and bottle water.
The first children arrived shortly after a tour for local officials and a press conference where they described conditions at the facility that will hold up to 1,000 kids.
Preparations reached their final stages today for unaccompanied children detained at the border to arrive in Long Beach.
Charlee Hernandez’s story gives a glimpse at what some kids likely experienced before arriving at the Long Beach Convention Center.
The planned conventions, which include at least three already planned in August, leave little room for error with a federal holding facility for unaccompanied migrant children expected to open at the Convention Center this week.
Any California resident 16 years and older can now book a vaccine appointment, but there was a glitch today with Long Beach’s largest vaccination site.
The graffiti included phrases such as, “There’s blood on your hands” and “concentration camp.”
Organizers said the rally was meant to pressure City Hall to guarantee humane treatment of the kids who will stay at the Convention Center.
Convention centers in San Diego and Dallas have already been converted to shelters to help house the thousands of migrants packing facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks.