Admin Housing Migrant Kids At Army Base Once Used As Japanese Internment Camp

CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO - MAY 20: Migrants cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico at the Rio Grande river, as they enter El Paso, Texas, on May 20, 2019 as taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The location is in an... CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO - MAY 20: Migrants cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico at the Rio Grande river, as they enter El Paso, Texas, on May 20, 2019 as taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The location is in an area where migrants frequently turn themselves in and ask for asylum in the U.S. after crossing the border. Approximately 1,000 migrants per day are being released by authorities in the El Paso sector of the U.S.-Mexico border amidst a surge in asylum seekers arriving at the Southern border. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 12, 2019 9:36 a.m.

The Trump administration is housing an influx of migrant children at an Army base in Oklahoma that used to serve as a Japanese internment camp, Time reported.

Fort Sill will hold 1,400 children until they are released to an adult family member, the Department of Health and Human Services told Time. The 150-year-old Army base was used to hold Japanese-Americans during World War II. Health and Human Services personnel will oversee the children, not U.S. troops.

The Obama administration used Army bases to house migrant children as well, including at Fort Sill.

As of April, Health and Human Services has about 40,900 migrant children in custody. The department runs 168 facilities for housing detained immigrants across 23 states.

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