Claim: DHS Secretly Housing Would-Be DREAM Kids at Texas Military Base

by Joel Gehrke

Department of Homeland Security officials are secretly housing the Central American children surging across the southern border in a Army airfield hangar that has not been identified as “an illegal immigrant processing/holding center” by the federal government, a watchdog group reports, citing a “high-level source” at the military installation.

Busloads of people are being sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, according to Judicial Watch. “Three large buses recently pulled into the hangar then unloaded passengers out of sight as if to hide what’s going on,” Judicial Watch reports based on its source. “The Obama administration has identified three military installations — Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Ventura County Naval Base in southern California and Ft. Still Army Base in Oklahoma — as the only ones being used to process the barrage of illegal alien youths that have crossed into the U.S. through Mexico recently,” the report says. Fort Bliss has not been identified.

“This shows the situation has spiraled completely out of control,” a Senate Republican aide suggested to National Review Online. “Which is why the administration is hiding the details from the American public.”

NRO’s Ryan Lovelace talked to Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera, who explained why the surge of young illegal immigrants is taking place.

“I’ve heard people come in and say, ‘You’re going to let me go, just like you let my mother go, just like you let my sister go. You’re going to let me go as well, and the government’s going to take care of us,’” Cabrera said. “Until we start mandatory detentions, mandatory removals, I don’t think anything is going to change. As a matter of fact, I think it’s going to get worse.”

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