Last week, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin confirmed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had contacted the City of Madison about finding a place to temporarily house 150 to 250 unaccompanied children emigrating from Central America. Officials in Milwaukee were also contacted. The request is part of a national effort to cope with an estimated 90,000 child refugees from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala attempting to enter the United States from Mexico. Centro Hispano, a Madison-area nonprofit and advocacy group for Latinos in Dane County, has been assisting the City of Madison to help find a site in response to the federal government’s request. Centro Hispano’s Executive Director, Karen Menendez Coller, joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio.
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