The Trump administration is reportedly considering housing migrant children in 'tent cities' near the borderGet the Full StoryAssociated Press Ross D. Franklin
The Trump administration is considering housing migrant children in "tent cities" near the US-Mexico border, McClatchy reported on Tuesday.
The number of migrant children in custody has surged recently — some arrived at the border unaccompanied and others were separated from their parents under the new "zero-tolerance" policy implemented by the Trump administration.
Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are scouting out several military bases to determine whether any are "suitable" to temporarily house migrant children.
The Trump administration is reportedly scouting land near the US-Mexico border where so-called "tent cities" could temporarily shelter between 1,000 and 5,000 migrant children.
Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services HHS will soon visit Fort Bliss in Texas to view the land, McClatchy reported on Tuesday, citing government officials and other sources familiar with the plans.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: This top economist has a radical plan to change the way Americans voteSee Also:A migrant father separated from his wife and child at the US-Mexico border had a breakdown at a Texas jail and took his own lifeHeartbreaking report describes how a 5-year-old migrant boy separated from his father clings to stick-figure sketches of his familyRepublican leaders in the House are on the verge of avoiding another major embarrassmentSEE ALSO: Over 10,000 migrant children are now in US government custody at 100 shelters in 14 states
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