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HHS: Rochester not housing illegal immigrant kids
Rochester, N.Y. - The City of Rochester has been informed by the U.S. Department of Health and Huamn Services that it is no longer being considered for housing unaccompanied minors.
In a letter released Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Lovely Warren thanked community partners and citizens for attending meetings regarding the temporary housing of unaccompanied minors.
Mayor Warren said, "I was overwhelmed at the suppor that our service providers, faith leaders, and other concerned citizens were willing to offer these children in need."
The Mayor added, "This news ends the need for any further discussion or exploration of options in the City of Rochester at this time. Should things change, I will be in touch."
Several sites were considered for housing unaccompanied minors, including a former warehouse in Greece, an old Wal-Mart in Sweden, and the old Blossom South facility in Rochester.