500 asylum-seeking girls are now staying at the SD Convention Center

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  The San Diego Convention Center is now welcoming unaccompanied children, just a few of the thousands who have sought asylum recently at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Currently 500 teenage girls are staying at the Convention Center, and are permitted to stay for 30-35 days.

There, the children will have access to medical services, laundry, toiletries, meals, and a place to sleep.

The Convention Center will house up to 1,400 children.

Esther Valdes Clayton, KUSI Contributor and Immigration Attorney, joined KUSI to discuss the arrival of the children.

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