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Biden Administration to Begin Housing Migrant Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp

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The Los Angeles County fairgrounds will soon house illegal immigrants.

County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis said the Pomona Fairplex campus could house up to 2,500 unaccompanied minors, according to The Associated Press.

The site had been used as a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

The county’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Departments of Children and Family Services, Public Health, Health Services and Mental Health “will be activated to support the migrant youth in their transition,” Solis said, according to KNBC-TV.

She said the White House called the county seeking a place to house unaccompanied children that are flooding across the border.

“I knew without question that it was our time to step up, as Los Angeles County always does,” Solis said.

“Los Angeles County has a responsibility and an opportunity to care for unaccompanied minors coming to the United States. This is not a border crisis, but, instead, it is everyone’s crisis.”

The use of the fairgrounds comes as the Biden administration seeks to cope with record numbers of illegal immigrants, according to The New York Times.

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