Holy Cross Lutheran Church drops plans to house border children

Church officials tell Newsday the church missed the deadline to apply for the federal program.

The church's pastor, the Rev. Dennis Walker told

The church's pastor, the Rev. Dennis Walker told News 12 that nothing has been decided yet. (Credit: News 12)

COMMACK - The plan for a Commack church to house dozens of Central American children flowing across the borders has been dropped. 

As News 12 has reported, Holy Cross Lutheran Church was thinking about housing up to 40 immigrant children. 

However, church officials in the city tell Newsday the church missed the deadline to apply for the federal program. 

The church says they are not responding to community opposition to the plan. 

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