Obama administration nixes plans to house immigrant children at Va. site

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But the community couldn’t be sold on the plan, which included posting armed guards from the Homeland Security Department on the campus.

Residents also were skeptical about the federal government’s claims that it would conduct criminal background checks on the youths, about 75 percent of whom would be ages 15 to 17, and only those deemed not “at risk” would be housed at the old college.

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