ACLU appeals denial of California migrant shelter

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has appealed a San Diego suburb's decision to reject a shelter for unaccompanied children arrested by the Border Patrol.

The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties says it appealed to the Escondido City Council Friday to approve a 96-bed shelter proposed by a nonprofit group.

The city Planning Commission denied a permit for the project last week.

The ACLU says the shelter would have the same number of residents and similar services to a nursing home that occupied the building and closed last year.