The Trump administration considering several Texas military sites to serve as tent cities for immigrant children.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is eyeing Fort Bliss and other locations to house up to 1,500 immigrant children separated from their family.
“Going to that extreme where you're going to put kids in tents is something that certainly is not something we would support and we will do everything in Appropriations to put a stop on this right away,” says Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-TX28.
“I think the reason they're talking about tents is because they're saying they don't have any space for them, but I do not see that happening,” he added.
Cuellar doesn't want any children separated from their families.
“In 2017, there were about 75,000 immigrant families and out of that about 1,065 got separated because the people that were with them, the adults were not their parents or some sort of medical or security concern.”
He says the House Appropriations Committee should have it sorted out within a couple weeks.