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Texas Military Bases Considered For Housing Migrant Children

The Trump administration is considering using military bases to house unaccompanied migrant children. Reporter Franco Ordonez explains.

Detainees sleep and watch television in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. in this June 18, 2014, file photo.


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The Trump administration is considering building tent cities at some Texas military bases to house the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children coming through the border.

The Department of Health and Human Services's Office of Refugee Resettlement is responsible for the care of thousands of migrant children held without an adult. But shelters for these children are running out.

To learn more about why the U.S. is considering military bases to house these children, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Franco Ordonez, White House correspondent for McClatchy who first broke the story.