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Lathrop Army Depot Considered as Temporary Home for Undocumented Children

 
Lathrop Army Depot Considered as Temporary Home for Undocumented Children
Posted August 8th, 2014 @ 8:36am by KFBK News - James Rojas

An Army depot, 10-miles south of Stockton, is being considered as a temporary home for undocumented and unaccompanied children illegally crossing the U.S. border from Central America.

Federal officials are considering Sharpe Army Depot in Lathrop as a possible housing location, after the government announced it would no longer house unaccompanied minors at the three military facilities where they're currently being held. 

Speaking with News10, Lathrop City Engineer Glenn Gebhardt says the city doesn't have much more information about the possible plans. 

"We know that it is being considered, we're not sure how soon they'd make the decision, they were thinking just a couple of weeks. And we're not sure how large the facility would be or exactly to what extent they would be consider moving," Gebhardt said. 

The announcement comes as the federal government plans to divert resources to pay for ongoing operations at the southwest border.

 

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