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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Shelter serving 10,000 migrant children in Pomona ceases operations

Six months after it began welcoming unaccompanied minors arriving from the US/Mexico border, the emergency shelter for migrant children at Fairplex in Pomona was ceasing operations on Friday, November 19, officials said.

The shelter was expected to cease operations at midnight Friday, according to Fairplex spokeswoman Renee Hernandez.

Bonnie Preston, regional director of the US Department of Health and Human Services, confirmed in an email Thursday that the site was “in the process of closing” although he had no updates on the number of children remaining at the shelter.

HHS officials did not respond to multiple requests to provide the final number of children who made their way to the Pomona facility, or the number of people who have been reunited with family members or with sponsors in the US. Is placed

Upon announcing the site’s closure in October, officials said the shelter, which opened on May 1, had welcomed around 10,000 children by that time. Meanwhile, more than 8,000 of those children were reunited with families or sponsors.

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At the time, the Fairplex shelter had fewer than 400 children, and no additional children were expected.

Federal officials opened the Fairplex Intake Center and several others across the country—including a shelter in Long Beach, which closed in July—as an influx of children fleeing violence and poverty in Central America Made his way to the US border without father. ,

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