The Daily Caller reported the U.S. has 3,000 unaccompanied minors in the Rio Grande Valley part of Texas.
The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) asked the Pentagon if officials could house unaccompanied migrant children at two Texas bases:
[Pentagon spokesman John] Kirby told ABC News at his ongoing on-camera news conference that he did not have many details, but that HHS had asked the Pentagon to house unaccompanied minors at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas and Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.
“What I can tell you is we have a request and those are the two sites that HHS just asked for support from,” said Kirby.
“We’ll have to analyze it and evaluate it just like we would any other request for assistance,” said Kirby.
Kirby said he does not yet know how many minors would be housed at each facility, but promised to provide that later. He acknowledged that JBSA-Lackland had been site surveyed last week, a step that precedes any request from HHS.
Leslie blogged yesterday about how HHS converted San Diego’s famed Convention Center into a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children.
The Daily Caller reported the U.S. has 3,000 unaccompanied minors.
Around 2,100 migrants were apprehended in the last 24 hours in the RGV sector of Texas, sources say.
Over 4,500 migrants are in detention including 3,000 unaccompanied minors.
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