Obama administration eyeing U.S. military bases to house illegal-immigrant minors
The Office of Refugee Resettlement is eyeing a number of U.S. military bases to house the influx of illegal immigrants who are unaccompanied minors.
The Pentagon is beginning “site assessments” at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts.
“The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS is expanding its capacity to provide shelter for the current influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S. Southern Border. This temporary increased shelter capacity is a prudent step needed to ensure ORR meets its statutory responsibility to provide shelter for the unaccompanied children referred to its care and to assist CBP in ensuring that the US Border Patrol continues its vital national security mission to prevent illegal migration and trafficking, and to protect the borders of the United States,” said a Pentagon memo to Rep. Martha Roby, Alabama Republican.
She led a previous fight to block the sheltering of the youths at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base near Montgomery, Ala.
Other sites being looked into to house the illegal-immigrant minors include Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida; Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts; and Naval Support Activity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, among others. Click here to get involved and push back against the Obama administration and its failure to enforce our immigration laws.