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Gov’t Is Closing Illegal Alien Shelters On Military Bases

From an unquestioning Associated Press:

Gov’t closing emergency child immigrant shelters

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | August 4, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters it established at U.S. military bases to temporarily house children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. It said fewer children were being caught and other shelters will be adequate.

Wow. The crisis is over. Just like that. (Or maybe they decided this wasn’t isn’t working out for the Democrats the way they thought it would in the polls.)

A shelter in Oklahoma at Fort Sill is expected to close as early as Friday, the Health and Human Services Department said. Shelters in Texas at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and in California at Naval Base Ventura County-Port Hueneme will wrap up operations in the next two to eight weeks, agency spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said. About 7,700 children had been housed at the three military bases since shelters there opened in May and early June. They stayed an average of 35 days…

Last month, the Homeland Security Department reported that the number of child immigrants crossing the border alone had started to decline, from as many as 2,000 each week in June to about 500 each week in mid-July… The number of people caught crossing the border illegally typically declines during the hottest summer months.

Just like we said at the time. (Though the news media never did.)

Administration officials have said as many 90,000 child immigrants could cross the border by the end of the budget year in September.

September being the ‘back to school’ month.

The military base shelters could reopen if the number of young border crossers spikes again in the near future…

Ya think?

Meanwhile, we have this from Breitbart:

OK Rep: We Learned Illegal Immigrant Facilities Closing from the Media

August 4, 2014

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) said that he learned that the Department of Health and Human Services was closing a housing facility for illegal immigrants in his state through the media. On Monday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, Bridenstine said, “I heard about the closing of the HHS facility that’s supposed to close on Friday. I heard about it today through the media. This is the standard operating procedure of this administration.”

“The children are being released, and they are being released to sponsors who are in the country, themselves, illegally. It’s very difficult to understand who we are releasing these children to and certainly it’s impossible to do criminal background checks on people who are in this country illegally” Bridenstine stated…

"It appears that this administration is interested in one thing, and that is politics. And They inform us statement at the same time they send their press releases” Bridenstine concluded.

What a cynical outlook.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Gov’t Is Closing Illegal Alien Shelters On Military Bases”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    What about the HAMAS and ISIS shelters?

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