- Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - The first group of immigrant children from Central America is slated to arrive at Holloman Air Force Base on Sunday.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1Jpp3Xk ) that the base plans to house as many as 700 children. Initial reports said the base would shelter 400 children, but the number has since changed since the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services saw how they could use the space.

The children are set to be housed in a vacant building on base previously used by the 4th Space Surveillance Squadron.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter directed Holloman Air Force Base to be the first of three temporary shelters to open in New Mexico, Colorado and Florida.

These shelters are in addition to those already opened outside Dallas in December.


Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, https://www.alamogordonews.com

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