MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 06 Aug 2021 01:02:05 +0000 Sec. Becerra tours Southern Calif. migrant shelter http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/315b58ed59d14e9da8405f80657206dd U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra toured a migrant shelter Thursday in Southern Calif. It's among a series of sites set up following a rise in the number of migrant children stopped alone on the border. (May 13) 315b58ed59d14e9da8405f80657206dd Fri, 14 May 2021 01:27:36 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:POOLLong Beach, California - 13 May 20211. Various of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra touring medical support area at migrant shelter facility GRAPHIC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra toured a migrant shelter Thursday.2. Various of cots and stuffed animal at facility GRAPHIC: The facility is expected to be able to house up to 1,000 children. 3. Medium view of Becerra looking at cards on wall 4. Various of migrant children in activities at shelter 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Xavier Becerra, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"I just had a chance to tour the site. Close to 700 kids here, ranging in age. But I saw some young ones and I saw some that were in their tennage years. But what I didn't see was grief. I didn't see shouting. And I saw a lot kids who were being kids, and I think that's what we want to see."++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++ 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Xavier Becerra, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:"It is gratifying to know that those of us who are adults recognize that we were once kids. And if you're a parent like me, you know what it means to treat a child with respect. And I want to tell the people of Long Beach you are treating kids with respect."8. Medium view of children playing in shelter STORYLINE:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra toured a migrant shelter Thursday, set up in the Long Beach Convention Center. The facility is among a series of sites set up across the country following a rise in the number of immigrant children stopped alone on the Mexico border, the Department of Health and Human Services said.After border facilities grew crowded, the agency opened large-scale temporary shelters to house minors until they can be released to relatives who can care for them in the U.S.The center in Long Beach is expected to be able to hold up to 1,000 children. Books and stuffed animals were set out on cots. The facility also has nets for indoor soccer and butterfly decorations on the walls, advocates and officials said after a tour.Children will receive three or four hours of daily classroom time and get to play outdoors. They are expected to be released to family on average in a week to 10 days, Mayor Robert Garcia said. He added that he was told by federal officials that the site could prove to be a model for how to make the shelters as welcoming as possible.With more than 20,000 immigrant children currently in government custody, U.S. officials have been scrambling to open such facilities. The government failed to prepare for an increase in unaccompanied children as President Joe Biden ended some of his predecessor's hardline immigration policies. The Biden administration decided against quickly expelling minors from the country as the Trump administration had done for eight months.Children are initially taken to border facilities that aren't equipped to house them for longer periods of time. From there, they are being sent to large-scale shelters while case workers assess which relatives are suitable to take them.The minors will then go through immigration court proceedings to see whether they are eligible to stay in the U.S. or must return to their home countries.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra toured a migrant shelter Thursday in Southern Calif. It's among a series of sites set up following a rise in the number of migrant children stopped alone on the border. (May 13) Sec. Becerra tours Southern Calif. migrant shelter