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Camp Roberts may house 5,000 migrant children

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Posted at 9:57 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 02:46:59-04

Nearly 5,000 migrant children could be housed at Camp Roberts in San Luis Obispo County.

The Federal Government informed the county of its plans on Monday, according to County Supervisor Dawn Ortiz-Legg.

She said no SLO County resources will be used for the endeavor.

Ortiz-Legg said she appreciates the president's efforts to work as quickly as possible to relocate the children.

"While the Biden Administration is working with host countries to reduce youth migration, my request to the community is to consider the trauma and stress these children have experienced," Ortiz-Legg said in a press release. "They took incredible risks so they might have a future chance to thrive and contribute in a safe society."