Shelters Are Overcrowded With Migrant Children. Now the Trump Administration Is Scouting Military Bases

"The Trump Administration is assessing whether military bases in Oklahoma, Montana and Georgia are suitable to shelter immigrant children who are apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border without an adult relative," according to this article from Time. The Health and Human Services Department, which is responsible for caring for children under 18 years old until they can be given to an adult relative, has reportedly taken in 40,900 children into custody this year and the Department of Defense is now responsible for housing about 5,000 migrant children, according to the article.

Meanwhile, six children have died while in U.S. custody since last year and the Department of Health and Human Services is “canceling English classes, recreational programs, and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying in federal migrant shelters nationwide.”