Madison Officials Select Former Supermarket as Illegal Alien Shelter
Madison, Wisconsin officials have identified two possible sites to house illegal alien children. A former Cubs Foods property and ShopKo property were identified as potential shelters. Up to 1,000 illegal alien children are crossing the US open border with Texas every day.
Madison officials have identified three potential sites to house hundreds of undocumented child immigrants.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin toldWisconsin Reporter on Tuesday two of the properties submitted to the federal government for review are the former Cub Foods store near Stoughton Road and the ShopKo off Aberg Avenue, which is closing at the end of August.
The city has acquired the Cub Foods parcel for storage, but the facility won’t be needed for city purposes until the beginning of next year, according to Soglin.
Soglin could not recall the location of the third site, but he said it’s “completely surrounded by the city.”
Madison has been asked by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to find enough room to shelter between 150 and 250 undocumented children.
Catholic Charities in Milwaukee has offered three properties in eastern Wisconsin to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which has requested space for up to 300 unaccompanied minors.