More responsibility coming to a number of communities

Monday, January 11, 2016
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Hispanic children in lineAn immigration enforcement advocacy organization doesn't think it's good idea for the Obama administration to house thousands of unaccompanied illegal alien children on U.S. military bases.

According to recent reports, the Obama administration wants to house unaccompanied alien children (UAC) at military installations throughout the country, including Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico and the Fort Hood Army post in Texas.

The Washington Examiner cites an e-mail from Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) relaying that Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base near Montgomery as well as a half dozen others are listed in a memo she has received from the Pentagon.

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform)"One of the things that the administration is doing is they're cutting down on the size of the military," Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), tells OneNewsNow. "So we're going to have a lot of decommissioned military bases around the country. We can argue whether what they're doing with the military is beneficial or not beneficial, but the fact of the matter is that there are a lot of things we could be doing with these military bases that might benefit the American people."

He goes on to point out that if unaccompanied alien children are sent to military bases, then it becomes the responsibility of the local communities to provide a lot of basic services.

"We're talking about a completely dependent population here," Mehlman asserts. "They're going to be responsible at the local level for providing education and providing other basic services, and nobody's asked these local governments if they are willing or able to take on these tasks at this time. The federal government is simply saying, 'We're putting them here, and it's your responsibility now,'" he laments.

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