Migrant Children to be Housed on Military Bases

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Migrant Children to be Housed on Military Bases


Post by Addie » Tue May 15, 2018 3:33 pm

Trump administration preparing to shelter migrant children on military bases

The Trump administration is making preparations to warehouse migrant children on military bases, according to Defense Department communications, the latest sign the government is moving forward with plans to split up families who cross the border illegally.

According to an email notification sent to Pentagon staffers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will make site visits at four military installations in Texas and Arkansas during the next two weeks to evaluate their suitability for child shelters.

The bases would be used to hold minors under age 18 who arrive at the border without an adult relative or after the government has separated them from their parents. HHS is the government agency responsible for providing minors with foster care until another adult relative can assume custody. ...

An official at HHS confirmed the military site visits. Speaking on condition of anonymity because the plans are not yet public, the official said HHS currently has the bed space to hold 10,571 children in its network of 100 foster-care facilities.

Those facilities are at 91 percent capacity, the HHS official said, and the Trump administration’s crackdown plans could push thousands more children into government care. The official said DHS has not provided projections for how many additional children to expect.

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Post by RTH10260 » Tue May 15, 2018 6:03 pm

Next the WH can open those alleged FEMA camps and those alleged secret tunnels under Wal-Marts..... :twisted:

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Post by Whatever4 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:56 pm

Gee — a growing opioid crisis, beds at 91% capacity, social services and non-deployment resource cuts, and now thousands of non-English-speaking children separated from their parents and put into military bases. What could go wrong?

I don’t think this administration has correctly identified who the non-human animals are. :madguy:

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