The Pasco County government confirms a Holiday treatment and care facility wants to expand it's beds from 16 to 32, however it was not until Friday morning that the county knew the facility, called Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services was housing undocumented children refugees.
"As of today, we found out there were actually children refugees being housed at this particular residential facility," said Pasco County Spokesperson Doug Tobin.
It was not until Friday morning that the county knew the facility was housing undocumented children refugees.
Neighbors are upset; they were unaware of the activity going on behind the closed doors.
"They are wonderful children, I have no problem with the children," said neighbor James McWhirger. "I have no problem with the people who are housing them, but they are getting paid by the federal government. They are enablers."
"It doesn't bother me, I just wish they would have let us know about," said Angel Cave.
"I feel bad for the kids. I think they should be reunited with their families but at the same time, they should do it the legal way like everybody else has done in the past," said Jay Johansen, another neighbor who lived across the street from the Gulf Coast Family and Community Services facility.