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FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -
than 2,700 unaccompanied minors are now being cared for at three military bases
out west in Oklahoma, Texas and California.
that the Pentagon confirmed talks with the Department of Health and Human
Services to take on more undocumented children, this raises a big question-- could
Fort Benning become a housing site as well?
Leader 9 learned Wednesday evening that Fort Benning has not been notified
about housing illegal immigrants.
of thousands of undocumented children are expected to cross alone into the US
Army First Sergeant Odell Hardimon said he's seen children struggle to survive
in third world countries.
something to see a kid sell a Coke to a GI, whom he knows is thirsty...and
would love to have a Coke. These kids get out and hustle this day in and day
out," stated Hardimon.
served in the military for 26 years in Vietnam and Okinawa, Hardimon said while
his heart goes out for those hurting children, he doesn't think a military base
is the right place for them...
know it's a big burden on him...and I wish there was more cooperation from Congress
in helping with this crisis."
infantryman Enrique Aguliar is a documented immigrant. He came to the US from
Costa Rico at the tender age of 5. He saw the same open border issue happen in
his home country back in the 80s.
explained, "Yeah we want to help people, but once you start talking about large
numbers of people, it could be a real problem."
We also reached out to Georgia congressmen Republican Lynn
Westmoreland and Democrat Sanford Bishop.
"Trust is the most important factor in a working relationship.
Right now, the relationship between Congress and the president is missing just
that. So it's pretty ironic when the president asks Congress for $2 billion to
address immigration, right after he vows to bypass Congress to push his agenda.
President Obama needs to realize that reform does not mean executive action, as
the Supreme Court proved last week," stated Westmoreland.
Bishop: "These thousands of children are being brought to the United
States and being subject to these very inhumane conditions – much of which has
subjected them to abuse. It's also a very disappointing and unfortunate
situation that they're able to come to our borders in contradiction of our
immigration laws. That being said, we have very noble values in this country;
the Statue of Liberty says "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses
yearning to be free" So we have a standard of receiving those individuals who
want to find a better life. But we have to find a balance that will allow us to
take care of American citizens to secure our borders, and at the same time to
not allow travesties like these youngsters being brought into this country and
going through inhumane conditions. We have got to make sure that that is