The Trump administration is making preparations to hold immigrant
children on military bases, according to Defense Department
communications, the latest sign the government is moving forward
with plans to split up families who cross the border illegally.
According to an email notification sent to Pentagon staffers, the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will make site
visits at four military installations in Texas and Arkansas during
the next two weeks to evaluate their suitability to shelter
The bases would be used for minors under 18 who arrive at the
border without an adult relative or after the government has
separated them from their parents. HHS is the government agency
responsible for providing minors with foster care until another
adult relative can assume custody.
Let’s not mince words. What they’re describing here are called concentration camps. For children, forcibly separated from their parents.