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In recent weeks, thousands of children have crossed the southern border, traveling without parents, in pursuit of safety and security in the United States.
The surge has created one of the Biden administration’s biggest political challenges yet, as my colleagues have reported. It is also an urgent logistical trial, not just for the federal government but also for the local leaders and network of nonprofit organizations that have been called upon to help shelter the young migrants.
One of the first places to open its doors to the children was the San Diego Convention Center.
Earlier this week, I talked with San Diego’s mayor, Todd Gloria, about conditions there and about the role local leaders can play in addressing what he described as a humanitarian emergency.
“Welcoming City” policy. It was time to take those policies and make them real.
The San Diego Loyal soccer team donated some soccer equipment.