- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Denver officials say they’re considering taking care of some of the immigrant children who have overwhelmed border facilities in recent months.

The federal government is offering about $4 million a year to cities who can house and provide other services to the children. In a statement Friday, Mayor Michael Hancock says some Denver relatives of the children will likely want to take them in so it makes financial sense to considering asking for the funding.

Denver Department of Human Services spokeswoman Ana Mostaccero said the city hasn’t submitted an application yet and is still doing a feasibility study.

If the city wins a grant, the children would be placed in the existing Family Crisis Center. It has bedrooms, classrooms and a dining hall and which is only partially being used.

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