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Pentagon To House 20,000 Migrant Children On Military Bases
Thousands of children have been separated from their parents in recent weeks as part of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy.
Military bases in Texas and Arkansas will begin housing tens of thousands of migrant children caught crossing the border illegally as soon as next month, the Pentagon said Thursday.
The Pentagon began making preparations for the policy last month,
The Washington Post reported. Health and Human Services representatives visited bases last week to review the facilities, Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a military spokesman, said. Up to 20,000 beds at bases in the two states would house “unaccompanied alien children,” another Pentagon spokesman told The New York Times.
MCALLEN, TX – JUNE 12: A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. The asylum seekers had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents before being sent to a processing center for possible separation. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is executing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards undocumented immigrants. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also said that domestic and gang violence in immigrants’ country of origin would no longer qualify them for political asylum status. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
John Moore photographs border patrol agents taking children away from their mothers https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/central-american-asylum-seekers-wait-as-u-s-border-patrol-news-photo/975078484#central-american-asylum-seekers-wait-as-us-border-patrol-agents-take-picture-id975078484.
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