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Congresswoman Still Can’t Get Hurricane Plan For Homestead Shelter For Migrant Kids

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MARÍA ALEJANDRA CARDONA
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MIAMI HERALD
Thousands of minors are detained at this camp in Homestead. A congresswomnan from Florida is concerned that the compound will not be ready if a storm slams Homestead during hurricane season, which starts June 1, 2019.

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 Mucarsel-Powell has expressed concern that the kids inside the shelter — some of whom live in tent-like 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.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.