SAN ANGELO, TX -- Tom Green County Judge Steve Floyd briefed Commissioners this morning on the details of the plan to house illegal immigrant children at Goodfellow Air Force Base.
In the Commissioner’s Court meeting Tuesday Judge Floyd said he received official notice around 8 p.m. last night.
According to Floyd, Goodfellow AFB will house 1,000 detainees initially expecting an increase to 7,500. Floyd says they will be 13 to 17 year old unaccompanied males and females. They are expected to be at Goodfellow from July 31 to December 18 with a possible extension of time.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be responsible to house, feed, clothe, and educate them.
According to Floyd, a 75 acre area on base will be set aside and will have a separate entry.
There will be no cost to Tom Green County.