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U.S. declines offer to house children in Dallas County

Dallas County Commissioner Clay Jenkins announced Thursday that federal officials have declined Dallas County’s offer to house up to 2,000 unaccompanied migrant children.

Jenkins said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services informed him that none of the thousands of children being temporarily held in the country will be moved to any type of shelter that has not already been established, WFAA TV reported.

The department “does not believe that the size of the surge will necessitate continuing on with the process to look for additional [Office of Refugee Resettlement] facilities anywhere in the United States,” Jenkins said. Story at