Dallas Community show support for migrant teens at Dallas convention center
ByFunAsia 21 Mar 2021 09:03 AM 306

The migrant teenagers arrived on a bus in Dallas and are getting help from the Dallas community.

People are dropping off clothes, food, and other items. And bilingual volunteers are also giving of their time to try to help.

Everything is quiet outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. The media has yet to be allowed inside to see the setup.


As 200 unaccompanied migrant teens who arrived in Dallas Wednesday continue to be processed at the federal emergency intake site set up at the convention center.

Texans are supporting them by dropping off donations at an Oak Cliff barbershop. The owner has been collecting items for the males, ages 15 to 17, from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

The League of Latin American Citizens is one of several non-profit organizations helping teens during their stay in North Texas.

LULAC National President Domingo Garcia said his organization is holding a training Saturday for Texans who want to volunteer to help.

He said, "They're in a different country 2,000 miles from home. We need to get them processed and reunited with their families and get the legal advice so they can present their case for immigration."

LULAC and other non-profits will be providing some of those counseling resources. More teens are expected to arrive at the Dallas facility, but it’s unclear when or how many.

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