Forget looking the other way as illegals stream across the southern border. The Obama administration is now looking at having the federal government supply housing to thousands of illegals on several military bases, according to The Washington Examiner.
The new surge of illegal immigrant youths has forced the federal government to look at an emergency plan to house them at six military bases at at least two federal worker centers, according to the administration.
The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts.
According to the newspaper, Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby unveiled the plan after finding out that illegals could be housed on the Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base near Montgomery:
"The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS is expanding its capacity to provide shelter for the current influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S. Southern Border. This temporary increased shelter capacity is a prudent step needed to ensure ORR meets its statutory responsibility to provide shelter for the unaccompanied children referred to its care and to assist CBP in ensuring that the US Border Patrol continues its vital national security mission to prevent illegal migration and trafficking, and to protect the borders of the United States," said a Pentagon memo to Rep. Martha Roby, Alabama Republican.
Other bases under consideration according to the Examiner:
According to the Pentagon email she forwarded, the other bases are:
-- Tyndall Air Force Base, FL (nearest city: Panama City, FL)
-- Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND (nearest cities: Emerado, ND and Grand Forks, ND)
-- Naval Support Activity Philadelphia, PA (nearest city: Philadelphia, PA)
-- Hanscom Air Force Base, MA (nearest city: Bedford, MA)
-- Travis Air Force Base, CA (nearest city: Fairfield, CA)
In November 2015 there were 5,600 minors apprehended at the southern border, more than double the year before.