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Report: United States house bases that the children of immigrants to the military
The recent increase in Central American immigrants in the United States, Health and Human Services reportedly looking at four military bases that could be used to temporarily house children picked up crossing the border.
Two US military bases will be ordered in Texas, the saying of the trump administration to house thousands of illegal immigrants who were detained crossing the southern border with Mexico, two U.S. officials, Fox News.
The administration selected Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base for the tent-camp of the Minister of defence, James Mattis, confirmed during a Monday press conference.
“We will support the Department of Homeland Security needed to house the people that you said under your care,” Mattis.
One of the foundations of migrants to both the house, adults and children, and in the other house, only unaccompanied minors, according to an official.
Last week, the Pentagon has agreed to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied minors, after receiving a request from the Department of health and Human Services. According to DHS, approximately 80 percent of the children who come to the southern border unaccompanied.
On Friday, the Pentagon adults said it was looking for bases to house, as well. It takes into account three bases in Texas and one in Arkansas.
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Mattis said on Sunday that two bases were selected, but he would not identify.
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Under the agreement, the Ministry of defence of the country, but the operations would be carried out by other bodies.
It comes a week after President Trump flatly said, “The United States of migrant-camp and not a refugee holding facility. Not on my watch.”
But under the administration of the current “zero-tolerance” policy on immigration, all illegal crossings are referred to, for the law enforcement.
More than 2,300 minors were separated from their families on the border of 5. May to June 9, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
After an outcry about the separation of parents and children at the border, Trump on Wednesday under an executive order signed so that the children can stay with parents caught crossing the border illegally.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.