Fort Hood Army Base to become illegals daycare
The Obama administration has proposed using Fort Hood, a major military base in Texas, to house illegal alien children. The base is a sprawling 215,000 acres military facility that is one of the largest in the United States.
Two Texas legislators, Reps John Carter (R-Tx), and Roger Williams (R-Tx) have sent a letter to the President urging him to reconsider the idea. And the letter included a zinger…
The Department of Defense (DOD) has received a formal request for assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide temporary housing for unaccompanied alien children. We have been informed that a survey team will soon be investigating Fort Hood as a possible location for housing these illegal immigrants.
We strongly urge your Administration not to house illegal immigrants on any military base. Furthermore, your Administration should commit to securing the border and focus your efforts on reuniting these children with their families in their native countries.
While housing these unaccompanied minors may be a challenge for you, seeking support from military bases when their resources have already been stretched thin is unacceptable. Our country is at war with radical Islamic extremism at home and abroad, and our military assets must be used to train and prepare our troops, not house illegal aliens. Fort Hood has already suffered two shootings, including one terrorist attack. This military base is clearly a target and our country cannot afford to further burden it with the duties of running a safe house.
As Members of Congress who represent Fort Hood, one of the largest military installations in the United States, we ask you to reaffirm that our military installations exist to project power around the world and to serve our men and women in uniform and their families – not house illegal immigrants. In addition, we ask that Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary Sylvia Burwell meet with us before any action is taken to use Fort Hood as a housing unit for illegal aliens.
Daycare workers in uniform
Using military bases as housing for children, whether illegal or not, literally turns our military into glorified daycare workers. The image of our men and women in uniform babysitting these children is further weakening America in the eyes of the world. The Border Patrol and soldiers at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in Texas, Naval Base Ventura County, in California, and at Fort Sill, in Oklahoma have been struggling with this issue since 2014.
Military stretched to the limit
Fort Sill had to house up to 1,000 illegal children in 2014. Governor Mary Fallin toured the facility and though she said the children were being humanely treated, she also had this to say,
“This facility is designed for our soldiers to train and prepare to protect our nation. Instead, the federal government is using it as a cross between a boarding school and detention center for illegal immigrants. President Obama should not be using our military facilities as a tool to cover up his failed immigration policies.”
These military facilities are supposed to be for training the protectors of America, not as babysitters for his ridiculous open border policy. With budgetary constraints and personnel downsizing, it appears that Obama is intending to create even more of a crisis.
At one point, the government said they were closing the military housing facilities. Here we are again. Obviously he believes his dictatorial power is more important than the safety and security of the United States. So, America, where do you stand?