Date AnnouncedJune 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
Effective Date of ChangeJune 21, 2018
Biden Administration ActionApril 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
The Obama administration also used shelters on military bases to house unaccompanied minors following the 2014 surge in migrants from Central America, but not at such a scale.U.S. to Shut 3 Interim Shelters Housing Immigrant Children