MADISON, Wis (WSAU-MetroSource) As many as 250 migrant children from Central America who have crossed the border into the U.S. illegally and unaccompanied from Mexico could wind up in Madison.
Mayor Paul Soglin says they are working with multiple community organizations to find places for shelter for the children. Ideally, Soglin says an empty grocery store would work as they're looking for a building with at least 90,000 square feet.
The Walker Administration has not been consulted about re-locating the migrants in Wisconsin. The federal government’s position is that state and local approvals are not needed.
All cities with populations over 200,000 are being asked to look into hosting the children, with the federal government picking up the tab.