President Joe Biden’s administration is struggling to deal with a massive migrant surge at the southern border with Mexico amid forecasts by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that as many as 184,000 unaccompanied minors could reach the border this fiscal year.
As the administration of US President Joe Biden scrambles to tackle the historic surge in migrants crossing the southern border with Mexico, the Pentagon has approved the use of another military base to house unaccompanied migrant children, reports Fox News.
After Fort Bliss and Joint Base San Antonio in Texas were approved for housing migrant minors, the Defense Department granted a request from Health and Human Services on Friday to house the unaccompanied youngsters at Camp Roberts.
“This support is being provided on a fully-reimbursable basis. DoD only provides this kind of support where it has no impact on military readiness and its ability to conduct its primary missions,” added the unnamed source.
Camp Roberts is, thus, the third military base being used to house migrant children amid a Customs and Border Protection (CPB) estimate cited by the outlet earlier as projecting that as many as 184,000 unaccompanied children could reach the border this fiscal year, ending in September.
Preliminary forecasts show that Customs and Border Protection will have encountered more than 171,000 migrant arrivals in March, in a significant surge from February, when the cited number was over…