Mark and Charlie's Blog

Blog > Mark and Charlie's Blog > US to open third military base to illegal child immigrants

US to open third military base to illegal child immigrants

The Obama administration on Monday announced it is designating a third US military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives, as the cost of caring for these minors escalated.

Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an Army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 "unaccompanied minors" and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200.

In recent weeks, the Obama administration has opened similar emergency shelters at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Naval Base Ventura County in Southern California.
 

Other Articles You May Like

A new chart and analysis from the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, obtained...
Hillary Clinton ’s allies are fuming over Bernie Sanders ’s vow to take the presidential nominating contest to a...
Austin Police said homelessness is a problem you can't arrest away. The department is launching a new operation...
"There is a tendency in Austin...has been for a very long time. It's not a good thing but there's a tendency to...
Donald Trump, with a big lead in the polls in Indiana and the Republican presidential nomination within his reach...