A Jewish summer camp in Texas is temporarily housing close to 600 immigrant children who entered the U.S. unaccompanied.
Greene Family Camp, a Union for Reform Judaism camp near Waco, is being used as a holding center for children who crossed the U.S./Mexico border illegally without adult supervision.
“They’ve ended up at our borders and somebody’s got to take care of them and they asked us if we would if we had the place to house and feed them, we said ‘we sure do,'” the camp’s executive director Loui Dobin was quoted saying in a KWTX report.
“I am trying to imagine what it must be like — being a camper at Greene Family Camp, arriving on the first day of summer camp, plunking your duffel bag down in your bunk, and knowing that only a few months ago, an immigrant kid was sleeping there,” he wrote. “And knowing that the camp where you are about to swim, play soccer, sing, and hang with your friends actually had a small but powerful role in making the world better.”