The Donald Trump led US administration has asked the Department of Defence to prepare to house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children at the US-Mexico border.
Pentagon spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis said that the Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) requested to identify space to house up to 5,000 unaccompanied alien
children on DoD installations, if needed, by September 30, 2019.
The development comes amid a surge in the number of families and unaccompanied children
crossing the US border from Mexico illegally, most of them fleeing poverty and violence in Central