WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman August Pfluger claimed the Biden Administration will soon be housing unaccompanied migrant children as young as 5 years old at the Midland HHS site that was where the Administration previously stated teenaged children are housed. This expands the mission at the Midland facility, and Pfluger said it was done without any coordination with local or state authorities. He also said after touring the facility earlier this month that it, "absolutely does not meet safety requirements for young children."
“The lack of transparency from the Biden Administration is an outrage. What was initially established as a temporary emergency holding site is again being expanded with zero communication or coordination with Midland law enforcement officers or local officials, despite the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, personally assuring that miscommunications would not happen again. Our neighbors deserve to know what’s going on in our own backyard. I strongly urge DHS and HHS to reverse their decision to bring these children to Midland into a harmful environment.
“This crisis is only going to get worse, as an estimated 25,000 illegal unaccompanied children are expected to cross our southern border in May alone, with human smugglers and cartels exploiting them in every way along the journey.
“I am calling on President Biden and Vice President Harris to take responsibility for their actions, acknowledge the heartbreaking illegal immigration crisis, and take immediate action to secure our border.”