Non-U.S. Children Shipped Into U.S.: Humanitarian or Something Else?
Thousands upon thousands of children, primarily from Central America countries, many under the age of ten, have crossed the U.S. border and are being held in holding facilities in Texas. Others are being shipped to Arizona, Oklahoma, and California. Now, many will be traveling to Maryland and Virginia via DHS buses and planes, or by commercial flights.
According to Buzzfeed:
“The Obama administration plans to move as many as 1,000 unaccompanied minor migrants from Border Patrol facilities in Texas to facilities in Baltimore, Md., and Richmond, Va., in an effort to ease overcrowding and address the growing humanitarian crisis along the border… although, HHS spokesman Ken Wolfe declined to comment on the plan to move the children to Baltimore and Richmond, saying in an email, “Fort Sill’s temporary shelter will begin to receive children in the Unaccompanied Alien Children program tomorrow. There are no announcements yet on future facilities.”
Buzzfeed reports that it has exclusively obtained this “transportation flow chart” that gives details of the relocation.