What hap­pens to child mi­grants if hur­ri­cane hits?

Lodi News-Sentinel - - NATION / WORLD -

MI­AMI — Three weeks into hur­ri­cane sea­son, a South Florida con­gress­woman still can’t get a look at the plan to keep un­ac­com­pa­nied mi­grant chil­dren safe if a storm hits the Home­stead shelter hold­ing be­tween 2,000 and 3,000 chil­dren.

U.S. Rep. Deb­bie Mu­carselPow­ell has ex­pressed con­cern that the kids in­side the shelter — some of whom live in tent­like struc­tures — could be se­ri­ously harmed.

Upon the start of the sea­son, the law­maker de­manded a de­tailed ex­pla­na­tion of how kids would be pro­tected, in­clud­ing how they would be evac­u­ated if a ma­jor storm was bear­ing down on Home­stead. Tues­day she got her an­swer — but not the one she wanted.

A one-page, six bul­let-point email told Mu­carsel-Pow­ell that the safety of the chil­dren is para­mount and that the camp def­i­nitely has an evac­u­a­tion plan. The ac­tual plan how­ever, wasn’t pro­vided.

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