The Pentagon is expecting at least 20,000 migrant children at border. According to reports, the Pentagon has approved beds to house illegal immigrant families together.
The Trump administration is considering housing up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases in coming months, according to lawmakers and a Defense Department memo obtained by The Washington Post.
The Pentagon’s notification to lawmakers said that officials at Health and Human Services asked the Pentagon to indicate whether it can provide the beds for children at military installations “for occupancy as early as July through December 31, 2018.”
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) addressed the issue on the Senate floor Thursday morning.
“The Department of Defense has been asked whether it can house 20,000 unaccompanied children between now and the end of the year,” he said. “How will that work? Is it even feasible?”
Earlier today, footage emerged of children that have been processed. The video shows "group of seven boys, who appeared to be unaccompanied migrant children, arrived at New York’s La Guardia Airport from Texas on Wednesday night.". Some say these look like men, not boys.
"If they look like men in the early twenties, it's prob because they are. Kinda hard to tell someone's age when they threw away their passport before they snuck across!" wrote one commenter.