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White House Asks Local Lawmakers For Help With Immigration Crisis

Posted July 6th, 2014 @ 7:19pm

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The White House is asking local lawmakers to help find facilities to house thousands of illegal immigrant kids.

The initial request comes from FEMA and was sent out by the White House Office Of Intergovernmental Affairs.

The internal email was acquired by KFI News and shows a request for emergency shelter options in states and communities throughout the US. It then lists a special email to send any suggestions.

An attachment outlines specific requirements for shelters- facilities must be within 50 miles of a major city and airport, able to be fenced in and available for lease.

It lists suggestions for the types of facilities preferred. They include office spaces, warehouses, big box stores, hotel or dorms, aircraft hangars and shopping malls.

--Steve Gregory (@stevengregory)

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