JANUARY 6, 2020  | John Cádiz Klemack 

A site in Arleta that was previously a senior living facility could be one of two locations in Southern California being considered as a housing facility for unaccompanied minors from Central America.

Some residents, though, are drumming up opposition in the hopes the site, which is located off Nordhoff Street and Woodman Avenue, will not soon house undocumented immigrant children.

“We need to shut it down because we support that families belong together, and we need the country to embrace humanity,” Wendy Lozano, a protester, said.


When the history of these times is written, these immigrant detention centers will be viewed as a stain on the national conscience.

I encourage my constituents and other elected officials to stand up and join in the effort to oppose this facility.