ACLU may fight for California migrant shelter

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Updated: 7/22 5:54 pm

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says it is mulling its legal options after a planning commission in a north San Diego suburb rejected plans for a 96-bed shelter designed for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol.

David Loy, director of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, said Tuesday at a news conference outside City Hall that Escondido may be violating state and federal fair housing laws. The planning commission voted 7-0 last month to reject the proposal and is expected to ratify its decision Tuesday night.

Southwest Key, the nonprofit group that would operate the shelter, had representatives at the news conference and says it is being advised by the ACLU. The group can appeal to City Council.

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