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Pentagon asked to make room for 20,000 migrant children on military bases

The U.S. government has been examining for weeks whether it can use military bases to house migrant children. Federal officials recently visited three bases in Texas.

By Dan Lamothe, Nick Miroff and Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post
Undocumented immigrant children at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas.

Families Divided

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage. Send story ideas to tips@texastribune.org.

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