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The Defense Department Will Temporarily House Migrant Children at Two Texas Military Bases

The Defense Department (DOD) will temporarily house unaccompanied migrant children at two Texas military installations, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.

DOD approved a request for assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to temporarily house the children at a vacant dormitory at Joint Base San Antonio in Lackland. Children will also stay in a “suitable temporary housing facility” on an area of land on Fort Bliss outside El Paso, according to a Pentagon statement.

“DOD will provide HHS officials access to these locations immediately to begin initial actions to prepare for receiving unaccompanied migrant children as soon as preparations are complete.”

Read the source article at The Hill

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