More than 300 unaccompanied kids from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala that made it to the U.S. border are being housed in facilities in the state, mostly around the Chicago area. Quinn says the state “shouldn’t turn their backs” on the children, but also pointed out that state money is not being used to house them.
The shelters are only supposed to house these children on a short-term basis. Officials in Chicago are now proposing setting up additional space to house up to 1,000 kids, as well as provide them with free legal aid in deportation proceedings.
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