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Offbeat Military bases eyed as site for tent cities to house migrant children, report says

17:50  13 june  2018
17:50  13 june  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Trump administration is evaluating military bases around Texas as possible sites for additional The resettlement office is responsible for looking after more than 11,200 migrant children being Some HHS officials say the children are placed in an appropriate setting while a sponsor can be

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a group of people standing in a room: In this 2014 file photo, detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border in Karnes City, Texas.© Eric Gay, AP In this 2014 file photo, detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border in Karnes City, Texas.

The Trump administration is considering erecting tent cities at military posts around Texas to house the growing number of migrant children separated from their parents, McClatchy reports.

In the coming weeks, the Department of Health and Human Services will visit Fort Bliss Army base near El Paso as a potential tent city for between 1,000 and 5,000 children, McClatchy reports, citing U.S. officials and other sources familiar with the plans.

U.S. may house migrant kids at military bases in Texas

  U.S. may house migrant kids at military bases in Texas HHS officials will tour three bases in Texas to see if they are suitable to house unaccompanied migrant children, who now number more than 11,000.As of Sunday, nearly 300 of the 550 children currently in custody at U.S. border stations had spent more than 72 hours there, the time limit for immigrants of any age to be held in the government's temporary facilities. Almost half of those 300 children are younger than 12, according to the document, meaning they are classified by the Department of Homeland Security as "tender age children.

The Trump administration is running out of space to house the thousands of unaccompanied minor children currently being held in immigration detention centers around the U.S. Now, according to a new report from McClatchy, tent cities are being considered as one potential solution to the problem.

Migrant children at a detention facility in Tornillo, Tex.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters. “It is common to use influx shelters as done on military bases in the past, and the intent is to use They added that moving children to the tent city without providing enough time to prepare them emotionally or to say

HHS officials confirmed they are looking at Fort Bliss, along with Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene and Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo as sites for temporary shelters, the news service said.

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The Office of Refugee Resettlement at HHS is responsible for looking after more than 11,200 migrant children being held without a parent or guardian. Some 100 existing shelters, however, are now 95% full.

The number of migrant children held in U.S. government custody without their parents has increased more than 20% as a result of a new "zero-tolerance" policy by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. That policy directs the Border Patrol to refer all people caught crossing the border illegally for criminal prosecution, regardless of their situation.

Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children

  Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children .The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention. The Department of Health and Human Services will visit Fort Bliss, a sprawling Army base near El Paso in the coming weeks to look at a parcel of land where the administration is considering building a tent city to hold between 1,000 and 5,000 children, according to U.S. officials and other sources familiar with the plans.WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention.

Migrant children are housed in what are known as unsecure facilities, meaning that doors are unlocked and they can technically leave at any time, though they The latest estimates from Congress suggest that it costs about 0 a day to house a child in the tent city — about three times as much

“A tent city is not a place for children to be,” said Blanco More: Military bases eyed for temporary shelter for growing number of migrant children . Civil rights advocates denounced Arpaio’s 2,000-bed tent city in South Phoenix as inhumane and humiliating to house inmates in Arizona’s blistering

As a result, children traveling with parents caught at the border are forcibly removed and placed into government care while their parents face criminal charges in court.

Some HHS officials say the children are placed in an appropriate setting while a sponsor can be found to care for them while their immigration case proceeds. The officials argue that the policy helps protect the border while preventing children from falling into the hands of traffickers, according to McClatchy.

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families have been taken into custody since 2014, when a surge of Salvadoran, Honduran and Guatemalan mothers and children crossed into the U.S., fleeing violence and poverty.

The unaccompanied children are generally turned over to family or held in an HHS shelter, like a detention center or tent city. Now, children who arrive with their parents are also being separated from them and sent to HHS shelters or sponsor families, leading to the problem of overcrowding.

Pentagon asked to make room for 20,000 migrant children on military bases .
Three bases in Texas and one in Arkansas have been considered as part of the proposal.The Pentagon’s notification to lawmakers said that officials at Health and Human Services asked the Pentagon to indicate whether it can provide the beds for children at military installations “for occupancy as early as July through December 31, 2018.

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