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Feds Send Unaccompanied Immigrant Girls To Lake Worth-Area Facility

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Bruce R. Bennett
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The Palm Beach Post
Up to 141 ‘unaccompanied minors’ may be headed to former nursing home off Military Trail south of Lake Worth Road.";s:

The federal government has begun sending immigrant girls to a facility west of Lake Worth Beach, bringing the immigration crisis that has been roiling the U.S. southern border to Palm Beach County.

As many as 141 children described in zoning documents as “unaccompanied minors” can be placed into the facility, located at 4445 Pine Forest Drive off of Military Trail south of Lake Worth Road.

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a group founded in 1911 to advance the interests of immigrants, is managing the facility through a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, as reported by The Palm Beach Post.