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Trump administration mulls housing migrant children on military bases

Central American children being transported for processing by the U.S. Border Patrol after they crossed the souther border.
Central American children being transported for processing by the U.S. Border Patrol after they crossed the southern border. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

The Trump administration is considering sheltering migrant children on military bases in Texas and Arkansas, according to a report in The Washington Post.

Why it matters: While the Obama administration sheltered kids — who often arrived unaccompanied, per Vox — on military bases during the 2014 child migrant crisis, this news comes after Trump's DHS signaled its intention to separate families who illegally cross the border.