• Charlotte shelter proposed for unaccompanied immigrant children

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Channel 9 has learned that Charlotte could soon become a shelter for dozens of immigrant children.

    Federal officials are considering the city for a “Day Shelter.”

    County Commissioner Pat Cotham said Friday morning that the shelter would be a place where attorneys could meet with unaccompanied immigrant children waiting to be reunited with families already in the U.S.

    Similar proposals have sparked controversy in cities across the country.

    At the moment, officials believe as many as 23,000 children are being detained by the government while waiting to be reunited with their family.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this developing story.


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