Detainment camp to be fully staffed and operational in March
(INTELLIHUB) — According to a Southwest Key Program spokesperson, an abandoned Walmart building located in Brownsville Texas will be the home for children under the age of 18 who have entered the country via the southern border unaccompanied by a guardian.
The Office of Refugees Resettlement (ORR) is funding the program which helps reunite illegal minors with a relative or sponsor inside the United States.
The shelter marks the fourth of its kind in Brownsville and the seventh in the county as the numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. have skyrocketed over the past few years and according to numbers posted on the ORR’s official website, since early 2003 the “ORR has cared for more than 175,000 children” in total.
The ORR maintains that “unaccompanied children apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immigration officials are transferred to the care and custody of ORR” and claims that the “ORR promptly places an unaccompanied child in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interests of the child, taking into consideration danger to self, danger to the community, and risk of flight.”
Additionally, the “ORR takes into consideration the unique nature of each child’s situation and incorporates child welfare principles when making placement, clinical, case management, and release decisions that are in the best interest of the child.”
According to official numbers, the highest percentage of unaccompanied minors are male, between the ages of 15 and 17 and are mostly originating from Guatemala and El Salvador. Unaccompanied minors originating from Mexico only make up 3% of the demographic.
According to a local report by KRGV ABC News 5, the program would not confirm the total number of children that will be housed at the facility due to security concerns and the city did not wish to comment. However, the children will be supervised by authorities 24/7.
But more importantly this all dovetails with what I reported for Intellihub back in July of 2014 where I wrote that the U.S. government is “planning to use abandon or unused department stores, shopping malls, and warehouses as camps to accommodate the mass human influx from South America.”