Trump Administration Looking to House Migrant Children in "Tent Cities"

Proposed 'tent cities" at military outposts across Texas could be the new homes of thousands of migrant children. The Trump administration is reportedly looking into the idea and the Department of Health and Human Services will conduct a visit at Fort Bliss near El Paso to inspect a parcel of land that could potentially house 1,000 to 5,000 unaccompanied children.

HHS shelters are now 95 percent full, with more than 10,000 migrant children being held at once, according to McClatchy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' "zero tolerance" policy has put shelters at reaching capacity because the policy separates kids from their parents after they cross the border illegally. 

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy by claiming that when children are released to family members they don’t come back for immigration proceedings.

Other military venues being looked at are Dyess Air Force Base in Taylor County and Goodfellow Air Force Base near San Angelo.

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