DALLAS-- Work is kicking into high gear in Dallas County's effort to bring 2,000 undocumented children here from the border.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who is spearheading the effort, tells News 8 he will meet with the Centers for Disease Control as well as Grand Prairie officials on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day he met with local faith leaders. They discussed how the community can become engaged in the process, which Jenkins says is needed to make this a smooth transition.
'Really the concern with all of these groups is just 'how do we do this best?'' Jenkins said.'There's a broad consensus that we need to help these children. That's what they are -- they are children. They need our help and these communities have stepped up and the neighborhoods around these facilities have stepped up. But there's questions about how best we do that and what the protocols are.'
Jenkins confirmed that preparations are being made at the three Dallas County sites the government will use to temporarily house the migrant children who have crossed the border illegally and unaccompanied.
Jenkins says while crews prepare Lamar Elementary inGrand Prairie, industrial hygiene teams from the CDCare at the other two sites -- Hulcy Middle School and a warehouse at Parkland Hospital -- to get them ready for the children.
As work is being done at the three facilities, the judge says he is still waiting to find out which government contractor will manage those sites.
He says once that information is revealed, he can give more information to community members interested in volunteering.
WFAA.com's Jordan Armstrong contributed to this report