RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (KVEO) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is continuing to process a large number of migrant children.
On Saturday, HHS announced all children held at the emergency intake site for unaccompanied children at the National Association of Christian Churches site in Houston will be immediately unified with sponsors or transferred to another facility under HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) care.
HHS states this swift action is because this Houston facility was intended for use only temporarily.
Children that are not unified with sponsors will be transported to the Carrizo Springs Influx Care Facility or emergency intake sites where beds have become available.
HHS states that almost 130 of the 450 girls at the Houston site already have plans to be unified with a sponsor.
The ORR will continue transferring children to unite them with a sponsor, said the release.