Update: Where Did the Children Go?

Mayor Robert Garcia and city officials announced late last month that Long Beach would be welcoming several hundred migrant children to be housed at the Long Beach Convention Center until a time in which the reunification of them and their families was possible (prospectively 7-10 days for each child to be specific). After two weeks of operation, with a lack of publicly available data, the facility has failed to reunite any children with their families or sponsors thus far. According to Forbes, only four families throughout the U.S., separated under the Trump administration, have been reunited since President Biden took office. Though the housing of migrant children here in Long Beach has been well-publicized, their transportation out of the city, and in this instance, the state, has not.

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