Because, you know, that’s what DoD is all about: running boarding houses for illegals.
The Wall is being built and is well under construction. Big impact will be made. Many additional contracts are close to being signed. Far ahead of schedule despite all of the Democrat Obstruction and Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking the Pentagon to prepare housing for up to 5,000 migrant children as the crisis at the southern border continues.
The request is only on a need basis, but a recent surge in border crossings has caused shelters to reach their capacities. Border Patrol officials have reported nearly 7,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended in February alone.
HHS will also transfer $400 million to the Defense Department to support the minors in its custody. It’s still unclear which military bases will be used, but the request will stay in effect through September.