The Pentagon is sheltering immigrant children on military bases in Texas
Fort Bliss Military Base L. Pentagon (Department of Defense United States) located in El Paso, Texas, will be hosting soon Immigrant children Unaccompanied minors, upon receiving a request from the federal government to Help in the crisis you are going through On the southern border of the country.
- Another military base in Texas is also expected to be refurbished.
- The application has been submitted through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Reuters He said the other military base is located In San Antonio
At a press conference, John Kirby is an assistant Pentagon For public affairs, he commented:
“We have just received this request, So I don’t have many details. We will analyze and evaluate it as we would any other request for help. “
crisis Immigrant children
HHS, tasked with resettling thousands of Immigrant children Arrive To the United States without her parents, She said she would transport the 500 to Fort Bliss, 5 km from the border with Mexico. HHS hopes to house Fort Bliss for up to 5,000 male immigrants from 13 to 17 years oldTo mitigate the crisis, he commented in Pentagon.
In a press release, HHS commented on the Immigrant children On military bases Pentagon:
“The Immigrant children They will be welcomed by the staff, after a brief medical examination, provided with clothes and toiletries, Food and snacks neededAs well as a safe place to rest. “
According to government statistics, HHS has 12035 in its sponsorship Immigrant childrenThe US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency that first processes immigrants, had another 4,068. Pentagon It will be added For these humanitarian reception efforts childish.
Government Democratic President Joe Biden I promised to forgive Immigrant children, Minors under the age of 17, who cross the border without their parents or other relatives, stay in the United States, which, according to critics, is a decision. Especially Republicans, he encourages immigration Central America to the north.
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