Feds cancel plans to house migrant children at Camp Roberts

June 6, 2021

By KAREN VELIE

As the number of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border falls, and amid complaints that the base at Camp Roberts is not suitable for children, the federal government no longer plans to house children on the base that straddles San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties.

Initially, 1,500 children were to be housed in barracks. Then, there were plans for a maximum of 20,000 children to be sheltered in either military-style tents or trailers for up to four years, according to several sources who have asked to remain anonymous.

The information, first reported by CalCoastNews, caused multiple nonprofits and activists to voice their concerns about the base, which spurred further examination. About three weeks ago, federal officials said it was down to fifty, fifty if the base would be used to house children, sources at the base said.

During the past month, the number of children in Department of Health and Human Services and Customs and Border Patrol custody declined from 22,878 on May 3 to 17,209 on June 4. These numbers do not include children from Mexico, whom are expected to be repatriated, according to Homeland Security.


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just the facts

Carbajal’s press release re the migrants stated the following:


The federal government’s plans to house unaccompanied migrant children from the United States-

Mexico border at Camp Roberts have been placed on hold “indefinitely,” according to Rep. Salud Carbajal’s office.


“HHS has informed us that they do not plan to move forward with utilizing Camp Roberts to house unaccompanied minors at this time,” said Mannal Haddad, Carbajal’s communications director, in an email.


Note the words in the press release…”indefinitely” and “do not plan to move forward… at this time.”


sloweb

Calif is already is already a blue state. They figured out it was a waste to bring more potential Democrat voters here, when they could send them to Republican states to help change those votes.


mullyman

You hit the nail on the head with that one. The Dem who brought this to their attention has probably been promoted up from whatever job they had before.


Darrell Queen

Humm the local hand wringers claim Camp Roberts will be to hot, remote and a hardship for the refugees this summer …… what like the country’s they’re fleeing? Welcome to America!


Rambunctious

Since some of these “children” are between 15 and 17 I would wonder about the national security implications of such an idea….So I’m glad to read this….


TKG

Thanks Karen and our Congressman. We’ve dodged the bullet of another Biden Concentration Camp in dealing with the “no crisis” at the border…


JThomas

OMG, something finally went right around this place.