The San Diego Convention Center, repurposed as an impermanent flood facility for unaccompanied migrant children, will house girls between the ages of 13 and 17, federal officials said Saturday, hours before the initial 500 appearances were normal from Texas and Arizona.
Discovering shelter for girls at offices the nation over “is an incredible need at this moment,” said Pete Weldy, provincial head for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who will regulate the site.
The convention center will have limit with respect to 1,450 girls, Weldy said. Somewhere in the range of 350 are booked to show up by charter flight Saturday from a Border Patrol facility in the South Texas town of Donna, and 150 will stop by bus from Tucson.
Officials expect the convention center, changed over to what is called an “crisis intake site,” to arrive at full limit before the following week’s over.