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Posted: Jul 5, 2014 2:10 PM

Updated: Jul 5, 2014 2:10 PM

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas County judge expects strong opposition against a county plan to house and care for 2,000 children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.

Clay Jenkins on Friday told The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/VscTot ) that there has been fierce debate over the proposal, with activists on both sides expected to attend meetings of the commissioners court, as well as community forums.

The judge, a Democrat, is also concerned that demonstrators would come out in force when the immigrant children began arriving in Dallas County at the end of the month.

Jenkins on Thursday announced three proposed sites to house the immigrant children.

Texas has been the main entry point for the more than 50,000 children who've come illegally to the U.S., many without adults, from Central American countries.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

Topics: TX--Immigrant Overload-Dallas County

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