Grijalva wants to warehouse kids in TUSD closed schools
At least one TUSD Governing Board member wants to move the illegal alien children in the Nogales Border Patrol Station to closed schools within the district. Adelita Grijalva is proposing that the children be warehoused in the schools closed by the district over the years due to declining enrollments.
Grijalva made the proposal after touring the facility with her father Congressman Raul Grijalva. The proposal would move the children from the warehouse type detention center into schools, which would in effect become detention centers.
Some 140 to 200 illegal aliens are arriving daily at the Nogales Border Patrol Station, according to Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino, who says that the children are then cleaned up, give new clean clothes, processed by agents, and allowed to contact the embassies of their country of origin. After approximately 3 to 4 days they are sent off to military bases in California and Texas.
Garino says he was informed by DHS that the process will continue all summer. Garino says the aliens are getting all they need. He notes that FEMA personnel walk through facility pushing a snack cart for kids while they enjoy television and recreate on the playground.
At the same time, Grijalva wants to turn vacant schools into makeshift housing units, the federal government has for months been lining housing for the entrants as they wind through the legal system. The legal process for the minor entrants will take approximately 3 to 4 years.