Kirstjen Nielsen

Young Aliens at Military Bases: Time to Shape Up, Ship Out

Minors, and those claiming to be minors, from Central America are crashing America’s southern border, and U.S. military bases may be their final stop. Nearly 14,000 families were apprehended in April, reaching levels last seen in 2014. Now, dusting off an Obama-era program, the Trump administration is eyeing Texas military bases in San Angelo, Abilene, El Paso and elsewhere as temporary quarters for minors. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said this week that families with children and unaccompanied minors make up 40 percent of border detainees. U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimates that more than 200,000 unaccompanied minors illegally entered the…