Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Neighborhoods
  3. Community Issues

U.S. military bases get ready to house hundreds of illegal minors

See also

Americans probably missed the memo: Military bases across the United States are now gearing up to warehouse unaccompanied, undocumented minors.

Port Hueneme in Ventura, Calif., will now use a 42,000 sq, ft. building, previously used as predeployment housing for Navy Reservists as temporary housing for an unknown number of teenagers who have crossed into the United States illegally.

Rep. Tom Cole of Okla., has expressed his concern over the move as Fort Sill in Lawton gears up to house some 600 unaccompanied minors.

The minors are typically between 13 and 17 years of age and come into the U.S. from Latin America crossing the border in New Mexico, California, Texas, and Arizona.

Fort Sill and Port Hueneme could begin receiving hundreds of illegal juveniles as early as June 10. Other bases in the U.S. have been directed to follow suit.

A variety of reasons put young migrants on the path into the U.S.

Examiner's Note: Citizens with concerns over this policy are urged to contact their congressmen. The financial drain on the U.S. economy could be huge not to mention predator risks to the teens and security risks for the bases. How did this fly under the radar?

The National Military Examiner publishes military-related content on this site and here on Facebook, much of it missed by mainstream news sources.

“Like” the page for additional news from around the globe and follow along on Twitter @ExaminerSusy.

Please email me at susyraybon@bellsouth.net if you find errors with content information or spelling. Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting the troops.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    Camera
    9 Photos