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Dallas County Judge Working To Relocate Children From Border To North Texas

June 19, 2018 - 5:20 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says he's working with schools and religious leaders to accept kids from the border. 

Judge Clay Jenkins says he's met with officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Dallas County will start providing shelter for unaccompanied minors brought from the border.

Jenkins says the Dallas Independent School District has already offered two locations for housing, but he says he's also working with the Catholic Diocese to find places that can serve as shelters.

Catholic Charities set up shelters four years ago during a surge of Central Americans asking for asylum.

Dallas Bishop Edward Burns put out a statement saying believers and non-believers are heartbroken at news of children being separated from their families. He says he has no doubt our heavenly father hears the cries of these children.