Gov. Greg Abbott said that President Joe Biden and his administration were "ill-prepared" to handle the influx of unaccompanied immigrant minors at the border. Minors are now being housed in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. During a news conference Abbott says he requested to the Biden administration that the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers be allowed to speak to the minors. Federal officials said there has been a huge surge of people crossing the border this year and the U.S. government is quickly running out of space to hold them. Abbott also said he was concerned about the migrant minors bringing COVID-19 variants from Central America and South America. Texas Health and Human Services that there will be a COVID-19 health screening protocol for all children which will follow CDC guidelines. According to officials, these services will be provided by the American Red Cross, contractors, and federal staff.