Almost 150 young children arrived in Erie on Tuesday evening to receive momentary shelter at a Summit Township facility. The refugee kids, who array in age from 7 to 12 several years aged, have been initially detained at the U.S.-Mexico border and are now more than 1,600 miles from the family members associates they remaining behind.

Right here is what we know:

The first group of refugee children, 146 girls, are now staying at the Pennsylvania International Academy dorms in Summit Township.


The children — 146 girls — arrived at the Erie Global Airport close to 9 p.m. on a direct, 3-hour flight from El Paso, Texas.

The Boeing 737 — a govt-contracted flight — taxied to nearby North Coast Air, where the young children deboarded on to 3 buses certain for a dormitory at the Pennsylvania International Academy in Summit Township.

At the dormitory: ‘Like it was a slumber occasion.’

The facility is amid the quite a few web-sites throughout the state that have presented non permanent housing for the cascade of unaccompanied little ones searching for asylum.