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No 'daycare center': Lawmakers tell Obama not to use Ft. Hood to house illegal immigrant kids

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    No 'daycare center': Lawmakers tell Obama not to use Ft. Hood to house illegal immigrant kids
    Published December 18, 2015
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    The Texas military base is home to some 50,000 military and civilian personnel, and spans 215,000 acres.

    Two Texas lawmakers wrote President Obama this week to oppose a possible plan to use Fort Hood military base to house unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed into the U.S. from Mexico.

    Republican congressmen John Carter and Roger Williams, whose districts both include parts of the sprawling military base, say they wrote the letter after learning the Pentagon has assigned a team to assess the possibility of using it and other bases to house young immigrants.

    “We strongly urge your Administration not to house illegal immigrants on any military base,” read the letter, dated Dec. 16. “Furthermore, your Administration should commit to securing the border and focus your efforts on reuniting these children with their families in their native countries.”

    Fort Hood, a 215,000-acre base that lies halfway between Austin and Waco, is home to around 50,000 military and civilian personnel. Carter said using it to shelter illegal immigrants is “outrageous.”

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