The Federal Government has decided they're not going to bring hundreds of immigrant children to Syracuse or any other city either.

The Health and Human Services Department has decided to scuttle plans to open up dozens of temporary shelters in cities across the country, including Syracuse. Federal inspectors were in town just last month looking at a building owned by the Sisters of St. Francis on the city's northside.

Shortly after that, Mayor Stephanie Miner made a controversial invitation to the White House to have hundreds of those children housed in the city.

No official word on why the feds have backed off now, but the number of children crossing the nation's souther border has dropped off dramatically in recent weeks.