Jenkins: DFW locations chosen for border kids are not finalized

Judge Clay Jenkins

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Tuesday afternoon Judge Clay Jenkins spoke about how Dallas will temporarily house as many as 2,000 children coming across the border into the U.S.

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Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 2:48 PM

DALLAS -- Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins gave an update on the border crisis to News 8 on Friday.

Jenkins says the three locations chosen to house the expected 2,000 migrant children heading toward Dallas are not finalized. Federal assessment teams are getting bids from other facility owners interested in hosting the kids.

Jenkins also told News 8 that there is a great need for families to foster the migrant children who do not have family members already in the U.S.

Two other locations in the U.S., Milwaukee and Maricopa County, Arizona, want to house the children, but they must wait on federal funds. Jenkins said he was heading to New Orleans on Friday to discuss the issue with leaders there.

President Obama has asked Congress to approve $3.7 billion for the border crisis.

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