The Trump administration has chosen an Army base and an Air Force base, both in Texas, to house detained illegal aliens swept up in the federal government’s crackdown on illegal immigration, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.
Mattis said he could not confirm specifics, such as the number of illegal aliens to be sheltered at Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base. He spoke to reporters in Alaska alongside Sen. Dan Sullivan, an Alaska Republican.
“We’ll provide whatever support the Department of Homeland Security needs in order to house the people that they have under their custody,” Mattis said. “We will work that out week by week, the numbers obviously are dynamic so we will have to stay flexible in our logistics support.”
Mattis was in Alaska to visit Fort Greely, where the U.S. military maintains an arsenal of missiles designed to shoot down long-range ballistic missiles. Afterward he was heading to Beijing and then to Tokyo and Seoul.
The U.S. military has a long history of providing logistical support to people “escaping tyranny” or affected by natural disasters, Mattis said, explaining he recognized the “political aspects” of the situation along the southern border of the U.S.
“We provide logistics support and we’re not going to get into the political aspect,” he said. “Providing housing, shelter for those who need it is a legitimate governmental function.”
The number of detained migrants who might be held at Bliss and Goodfellow has not been announced, but the Pentagon had said last week that it had been asked to be prepared to shelter as many as 20,000 unaccompanied children, reports Fox News.
One official said unaccompanied illegal alien children detained after crossing the U.S. border would be sheltered at one of the bases — Bliss or Goodfellow — and the other base would house families of illegal alien detainees. Under the arrangement, the Defense Department would provide the land but the operations would be run by other agencies.
As well, President Donald Trump has called for the US to deport people without judicial proceedings, referred to an invasion by “these people” and railed against standing immigration laws.
“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents…”
Democrats, meanwhile are trying to change the narrative again. First illegals were called illegal aliens, then illegal immigrants, then unauthorized immigrants, and now, in another attempt to garner sympathy for the foreign invaders, they are referring to them as “refugees” and “asylum seekers”.
What Democrats refuse to admit, is there is a dark and nefarious side to the illegal alien immigration. For more information on that, click here.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
June 25th, 2018