In Murietta, California on Tuesday, more than 100 undocumented kids arrived — to protests so intense they blocked their buses from reaching their intended destination. Now, the southern California city has an intensely political problem on their hands — a problem Dallas might have on our hands in the near future.
County Judge Clay Jenkins has been working with the feds in planning to house 2,000 undocumented children right here in Dallas County. They could make their way here as soon as the end of this month.
“Children are — that are unaccompanied — are being detained on the border, and are being placed into DHS holding facilities for a period of up to 72 hours by law but sadly, they’re staying there a lot longer in overcrowded and, for them, very scary conditions,” said Jenkins.
Scary is right; the images coming from the border are horrifying. On Wednesday, Jenkins toured a detention center in McAllen to see for himself.
While he’s also received a lot of support, Jenkins says the vitriol towards him over the undocumented minors has already started and that he’s received hate mails and angry calls.
Will Dallas be the next town to make national headlines for anti-immigration protests? Let’s stay off the radar, guys.