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San Antonio, El Paso Will Help House Unaccompanied Migrant Children

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Eileen Pace | Texas Public Radio
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The Biden administration has announced its plans to use military bases in San Antonio and El Paso to house a growing number of unaccompanied migrant children in federal custody.

The Department of Health and Human Services will use a vacant dormitory at Lackland and an area of land on Fort Bliss to build a “suitable temporary housing facility.”

HHS has also eyed the Freeman Coliseum and other Bexar County buildings as potential sites to shelter migrant children, according to officials.

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*This interview was recorded on Monday, March 29.