Posted on Jun 9, 2014
SGM Matthew Quick
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The Obama administration on Monday announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives, as the cost of caring for these minors escalated.

Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an Army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 "unaccompanied minors" and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200.

In recent weeks, the Obama administration has opened similar emergency shelters at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Naval Base Ventura County in Southern California.

The moves come amid a tidal wave of children trying to slip into the United States, largely from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, often to join a parent already here.
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SSG Robin Rushlo
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Lets open the bases for HOMELESS VETS !!!
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TSgt Jackie Jones
TSgt Jackie Jones
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No kidding! There's an idea that actually makes sense!
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SGT Jinger Jarrett
SGT Jinger Jarrett
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Exactly! Why aren't these being opened to homeless veterans? We spend around $117 billion each year on illegals. Why isn't this money being used to fix the VA? We spend $910 billion a year on welfare in this country and yet every time there's talk of cutting the budget, who goes on the chopping block first? The one entity that is actually Constitutional: veterans and the military. What a load of BS.
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TSgt Tim (lj) Littlejohn
TSgt Tim (lj) Littlejohn
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Damn straight!
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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Scary amount of common sense there....
I can't figure put what we can do with the children ... just truck them over to the border and dump them? What about the vets operating the children shelter?
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CPO Rick Felty
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This is total bullshit. We have veterans that are hungry and homeless, cannot get treated. Decent at the V.A., they sleep under bridges, in gulleys off the freeway in the brush. Beg on the off ramps. Get despised at, these men and women SERVED IN THE MILITARY FOR THE UNITED STATES, BORN CITIZENS that cannot get the kind of help they are giving these kids. When. In the hell are we going to ship them out the taxpayers are sick and tired of footing the bill for illegals. Legal citizens cannot get close to the front of the line at food banks before they run out of food, illegals take all their kids with them and each kid gets food as well as the parents. If they do not have kids they borrow somone else's. WAKE UP AMERICA ! We have dilipatated WWII barracks all over the U.S. Bases we could house these homeless veterans in to get them off the streets. They could be given. Food coupons to eat. At low cost restaurants BY GOD OUR. VETS COME BEFORE ILLEGALS, AND WE MEED TO SHIP THEM BACK WHERE THEY CAME. FROM. SO CONGRESS GET OFF YOUR ASS OR WE CAN DUMP THEM IN YOUR BACKYARD !!!!!!
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MSG Senior Airdrop Advisor
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im torn on this. if a kid is young, then yes. if a kid is around 15+, deport like anyone else. there is a process to citizenship. a lot of my family members had to go through it, so im a little harsh on people breaking the law. right way to do things and a wrong way. if you support people breaking your law, then you have pretty much told them that laws can be broken. not a good way to start citizenship. kids that look older can lie about their age too. so they need to send those close cases back. they could be gangster or terrorists. no time to change them.
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