Reports: Fort Bliss may soon house thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children


Fort Bliss may soon house thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the Washington Post reports.

According to the report, the Defense Department is expected to house up to 20,000 children among four military bases in the coming months.

As KTSM has previously shared, Fort Bliss, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Dyess Air Force Base, and Little Rock Air Force Base are all under consideration.

NPR reports that bed space would be needed from July through the end of the year.

Officials told NPR that it’s still not certain if there’s enough space in the barracks, so tents will likely need to be installed.

The reports come one week after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services erected a “tent city” in Tornillo to house hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant children.

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