Feds: No illegal immigrant children to Dayton

This June 25, 2014 file photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally as they are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. A White House proposal to grant some young Honduran citizens refugee status before they try to head to the United States illegally could provide a much needed safety valve to alleviate some of the stress on government agencies responsible for dealing with the flood of children and families from Central America crossing the border in recent months, immigration experts said. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
This June 25, 2014 file photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally as they are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. A White House proposal to grant some young Honduran citizens refugee status before they try to head to the United States illegally could provide a much needed safety valve to alleviate some of the stress on government agencies responsible for dealing with the flood of children and families from Central America crossing the border in recent months, immigration experts said. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The city of Dayton is no longer being considered to house illegal immigrant children.

Republican Rep. Mike Turner says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has suspended its search for temporary housing while undocumented kids await deportation hearings.

The department contacted Dayton and several other cities across the nation asking them to submit recommendations for housing solutions last month.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley expressed willingness to welcome those children which was met with criticism from many local and national leaders.

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