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Los Angeles County fairgrounds to house migrant children

Los Angeles County fairgrounds
Posted at 11:13 AM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 15:57:08-04

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County fairgrounds will be used to temporarily house unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis is scheduled to formally announce the emergency use of Fairplex in Pomona in a virtual press conference Friday.

Fairplex is a 487-acre site that hosts the annual county fair and also has an array of facilities for year-round business.

It will be the second site in LA County to house the children. Long Beach earlier this week agreed to use of its convention center.