Convention Center set up as first 'emergency influx site' in California
Last updated 4/1/2021 at 1:18pm
The San Diego Convention Center was set up to accept about 500 girls between the ages of 13-17 which are unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the United States.
The convention center will be used over the next 30-35 days to provide temporary shelter, Mayor Todd Gloria said on Saturday, March 27.
The center will accept no more than 1,400 children.
"This is a temporary emergency posture," Gloria said. "We want to make it clear that we are a welcoming city."
The mayor said they're not just supplying cots. The shelter will include educational and recreational services, meals, hygiene, medi...