Proposal of Palm Aire Hotel as holding facility for undocumented minors canceled
POSTED: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 8:44am
UPDATED: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 8:47am
WESLACO, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Plans to turn a Weslaco hotel into a child immigrant holding facility have been canceled.
We told you this week about a proposal to have the Palm Aire Hotel to hold unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors.
The non-profit group BCFS withdrew the plans just a few days later.
It cited negative backlash due to a misinformed public. The plans called for a 6,000 bed facility that would double the current BCFS facility in Harlingen.