Pentagon OKs third military base to house migrant children amid surge

A defense official confirmed to Fox News that the Defense Department approved Health and Human Services’ request to house migrant children at Camp Roberts. The base is located about two hours northwest of Santa Barbara.

“On April 2, the Department of Defense approved a request for assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for facilities and land to temporarily house unaccompanied children at Camp Roberts, California,” the defense official said.

“This support is being provided on a fully-reimbursable basis,” the official said. “DoD only provides this kind of support where it has no impact on military readiness and its ability to conduct its primary missions.”

Camp Roberts is now the third military base being used to house migrant children, joining Fort Bliss and Joint Base San Antonio in Texas.