The crisis of unaccompanied children streaming from Mexico and Central America across our nation’s southern border could go from a problem 2,000 miles away to one in downtown Hazleton, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said during a press conference Monday morning.
Among the potential sites for detention centers for these children is the former MinSec and CEC facility in the Altamont Building in downtown Hazleton, according to Barletta, R-11. The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, which works with the Department of Health and Human Services as it takes the children from U.S. border patrol agents, is eying the former halfway house, the congressman said.
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U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a Republican representing Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district, has been named 2014 Legislator of the Year by the National Volunteer Fire Council.