Concerns Over U.S. Military Bases Housing Unaccompanied Minors

Posted July 9, 2014 at 7:36am

Fox News reports that “more than 2,700 unaccompanied minors who came across the southern U.S. border illegally are now being housed and cared for at military bases in California, Texas and Oklahoma, raising concerns about overburdening the facilities.”  

“On Tuesday, the Pentagon – which provided the 2,700 figure — confirmed it was in discussions with the Department of Health and Human Services to take on additional unaccompanied minors. But neither agency would reveal how many children were being discussed or what military facilities could be impacted.”  

“‘We’re proud to be able to support them in this regard, but it is a temporary mission,’ Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said.”