What happens to child migrants if hurricane hits?
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.