TUCSON – A migrant placement center will soon open its doors in Tucson. Some living around it are upset they didn’t get a voice in the matter, like people in other cities have.
A college housing community is being transformed into a Southwest Key holding facility for children. It’s located on Oracle Road near Grant Road.
Once construction is complete some neighbors fear security will be lacking.
Landscapers and construction crews have been working the past two weeks to get it ready. 280 migrants are expected to be housed there.
“I don’t like it too much,” said area resident Richard Wileman.
Opponents to the federally funded immigrant center worry about traffic, safety and public health.
“With these kids moving in next door it’s going to feel really unsafe,” said Wileman.