With so many unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, the federal government is scrambling to find places to house them. Roughly 20,000 kids are in federal custody right now — the vast majority from Central America. In Long Beach, Mayor Robert Garcia said his city will take in 1,000 children at the Long Beach Convention Center. There are plans for the Fairplex in Pomona to receive roughly 2,000 children. While local officials stress these are not detention facilities, immigrant rights activists have mixed opinions on the plan.
LA County plans to take in migrant children, but some activists are concerned
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Long Beach and Pomona to welcome migrant kids. But some activists aren’t happy
In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.
Competing bills seek to clarify California’s hazy cannabis billboard rules
California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways...