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DOD prepares to house 20,000 unaccompanied minors at military bases

  1. Date Announced

    June 21, 2018

    Press reports that DOD, following a request from HHS, will prepare to temporarily house up to 20,000 unaccompanied immigrant children from July 2018 through end of year. In a letter to Congress, DOD confirms the plans. DOD will only be responsible for housing while HHS or contractors will be responsible for everything else (e.g. meals, supervision). [ID #334]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 21, 2018
  3. Biden Administration Action

    April 30, 2021

    This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On April 30, 2021, ORR issued field guidance delineating the standards for Emergency Intake Sites used to house unaccompanied minors.

    2021.04.30 ORR Field Guidance #13, Emergency Intake Sites (EIS) Instructions and Standards
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Detention Minors
Agencies Affected: ORR DOD

Prior Policies

Biden Administration Action

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