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From The Newsroom: Undocumented Kids To Arrive In Rockwall County

Bob Daemmrich
The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:

200 undocumented children will be arriving in Rockwall County over the next two days. The Rockwall Herald-Banner reports a facility at Sabine Creek Ranch will serve as a temporary home for the Central American children, who are between 12 and 18 years old.

Officials also said the temporary shelter is federally funded, and won’t use county resources.

500 immigrant children are currently staying in nearby Ellis County.

Other stories this morning:

  • A federal judge yesterday ruled that Texas has violated foster children's constitutional rights to be free from an unreasonable risk of harm. About 28,000 children are wards of the state.
  • With the law profession being male-dominated and mostly white, it’s no surprise that American Bar Association didn’t have a woman of color as president until this year. She talked about law’s diversity problem in our Friday Conversation.
  • Fruitcake has a dubious reputation. Yet, every year, a bakery in Corsicana rolls out a million fruitcakes.

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