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San Diego Convention Center to be used to house migrant children

03/22/21

The San Diego Convention Center, best known for hosting the annual Comic-Con International convention, will soon be used to house unaccompanied migrant children, the city and county announced Monday.

The use of San Diego's convention center will assist the Department of Health and Human Services by providing a physical shelter for the children, along with addressing basic human needs.

A date for the first arrivals is still being finalized. Children will be provided with food, medical care, a place to sleep and showers. An outdoor recreational area will also be created onsite, according to a statement from San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher.

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