According to emails obtained by The Hill, the Trump Administration is considering using Military bases to house unaccompanied minors they find at the border.
The federal government is looking into using military bases to house immigrant minors who are either caught traveling unaccompanied or separated from their families after crossing the southwest border illegally.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials are due to visit land parcels on four separate military installations to determine whether they are suitable to house such minors, according to an internal Department of Defense email reviewed by The Hill.
Three of the bases are in Texas: Fort Bliss, a U.S. Army base near El Paso; Dyess Air Force Base, near Abilene; and Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo. Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas will also be reviewed.
HHS officials will only be making a preliminary assessment of the bases and no decisions on whether to go ahead with the plan have been made, according to the email.
In 2014 the Obama Administration used Military Bases to house unaccompanied minors amid a surge from Central America.