The Biden administration has asked the Pentagon to use one of its military bases to house migrant children, as Customs and Border Protection data shows border crossings hit a 15-year-high in March.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed during his Thursday briefing with reporters that the Department of Health and Human Services had requested the temporary use of Camp Roberts, an Army facility in San Miguel, Calif., to shelter unaccompanied minors.
“I can confirm that we have received a request for assistance from HHS for the potential use of Camp Roberts in California to house unaccompanied minors,” Kirby said. “I would let HHS — as I have done consistently — speak to the details of their request.
“But we are moving forward with analyzing that request for assistance right now.”
AN HHS spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
The request came as preliminary data from CBP showed that US authorities caught more than 171,000 migrants