ROYAL, AR (KAIT) - An Arkansas facility is no longer under consideration to be used as a temporary shelter.
According to a KATV report, a spokesperson for the Administration for Children and Families said it made the decision after reviewing the former Ouachita Job Corps Center in Roland, AR.
In December, we reported the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services visited the site because it sought to transform the facility for unaccompanied youth.
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is one of the lawmakers who opposed the proposed site.
In a statement Wednesday, the republican senator called the decision good news.
The Arkansas National Guard also wanted to use the facility to expand its youth program.
KATV reports there's no word yet on when a decision on the future for the facility will be made.