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Los Angeles to help shelter immigrant children

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will coordinate with federal officials and local nonprofits to help make the city a destination for immigrant children detained after crossing the border.

Garcetti said Tuesday that federal money would pay for legal representation and temporary shelter, while local nonprofits would help find homes for the children.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1ntW2Yr ) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has contacted the city, but the mayor had few details about what accommodating the children would entail or when it would happen.

Garcetti says it's up to local entities to keep the kids someplace safe while the federal government figures out how to deal with the young immigrants.

Garcetti spokeswoman Vicki Curry said no city services or resources will be allocated.

Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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