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.
Hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children began arriving Thursday at the Long Beach Convention Center. Here’s how we got to this point.
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.
Charlee Hernandez’s story gives a glimpse at what some kids likely experienced before arriving at the Long Beach Convention Center.
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.
Children and their siblings—some as young as 3—will be temporarily housed at the Long Beach Convention Center after being found without their parents.
Tuesday night, when the City Council took up the seeming controversial issue at a emergency meeting held on short notice, the council was met by a fusillade of near-unanimous support. Some say the public was not given ample opportunity to respond.
It will be the second site in LA County to house the children after Long Beach on Tuesday agreed to lease its Convention Center to the federal government to hold up to 1,000 migrant children.
Up to 1,000 children could be sheltered for a period of 90 to 120 days until they can be transported to safe housing elsewhere in the U.S., city officials said.