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CA National Guard Base Camp Roberts to House Thousands of Border Migrants

Customs and Border Patrol is projecting that as many as 184,000 unaccompanied children could reach the border this fiscal year

By Katy Grimes, May 4, 2021 7:19 am

“U.S. military bases are now being used for illegal immigrants’ housing in addition to the Donna, Texas border detention facility, the convention center in Dallas, and San Diego Convention Center,” the Globe reported in early April. “Migrants are currently being held at Fort Bliss and Joint Base San Antonio in Texas after crossing into the United States.”

Adding to military base accommodations, the Pentagon approved a third military base, California National Guard post Camp Roberts on 42,000 acres on the Central Coast of California, to house migrants amid the border surge invited by the Biden Administration.

The Globe has learned that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asked the Pentagon for use of of Camp Roberts to house migrants – as many as 10,000 migrants.

Where will the water come from for 10,000 additional people on the Central Coast, which is usually short of water anyway. Where are the environmentalists?

What is the plan?

Fox News reported that Customs and Border Patrol is projecting that as many as 184,000 unaccompanied children could reach the border this fiscal year. Again, is there a plan? Where will these children eventually go?

Resident living on the Central Coast from Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Santa Maria, up to Santa Cruz, want to know what the plan is for their communities.

The website for Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) says it helps new populations maximize their potential in the United States by linking them to critical resources that assist them in becoming integrated members of American society. Is that the plan?

Providing some context, we found this NBC New York report:

During the last months of Trump’s term, unaccompanied minors were allowed to stay after a federal judge ruled in November that the government couldn’t use the pandemic as a reason to expel them. In January, an appeals court said the government could resume the practice, but Biden decided against it.

The numbers quickly rose under Biden, who ended other Trump policies, including one that made asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S.

Jonathan H. Hayes, who directed Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement from February 2019 to March 2020, said the Biden administration needed to listen to estimates on capacity needs before undoing Trump’s policies.

Projections of arrivals threatened to strain the system and should have prompted officials to hit pause, considering the time it takes to get licensed shelters up and running, Hayes said.

Since Joe Biden was elected President in November 2020, the fears among Americans about a massive surge of illegal immigration at America’s borders has been realized. And it’s not over.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott was on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo and noted that a “lack of border security is the root cause” of the record number of immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, Flag and Cross reported. “It shows that President Biden’s approach to this is to abandon the rule of law,” Abbott said of the migrant surge and Biden’s immigration policies.

“Our state legislature, they allocate about $800 million every two years for the state to pay for this,” Abbott said of securing the border. “This year, because of the extended time that we will have the National Guard on the border, it likely will clearly exceed a billion dollars for the state to have to secure the United States of America.”

Abbott said border security is only one of the many costs to the state, with others are health care, education and law enforcement. These costs will also affect other states where gangs and human traffickers go after crossing the border with migrants, the Gov. Abbott added.

“The first 100 days of the Biden administration, they’ve been great for the cartels, for the gangs, for the human traffickers who have been exploiting the borders,”. Abbott said.

What awaits Camp Roberts and California’s Central Coast? How will the military contain and manage tens of thousands of migrants and children on the base, and why? Is containment even part of the plan? Will there be security, and if so, who is providing it and at what cost?

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12 thoughts on “CA National Guard Base Camp Roberts to House Thousands of Border Migrants

  1. I will be contacting Senator Laird District 17 regarding the “plans” for these illegal migrants (https://sd17.senate.ca.gov/contact). My guess is that they will use the existing social services network to disperse these individuals throughout the state and Western region generally. There was a recent Epoch Times article that interviewed California foster parents who were contacted about taking in more minors. This is totally DIABOLICAL on the part of Democrats from the top down.

  2. WOW! I am surprised that they would put that burden on BLUE counties! Maybe now we can hope this dose of reality will motivate them enough to vote red next time!

  3. Interestingly enough it reminds me of internment camps. Housing children on a military base is not a good look for the Biden administration. The left complained of mistreatment of children, when Trump was in office. They claimed the children were ripped away from their “families”. Can you imagine if he had placed them on military bases.

    Now we have a scenario that they are sending hundreds of thousands of children to each corner of the country, I assume without guardians. This seems far worse. And then the real kicker, hidden in their goodie bag is a Kamala Harris children’s book, most likely written in English(how insensitive)😏
    Can they be classified as “DREAMERS” if they were brought here by Coyotes?
    The humane action would be to send them back to their real Mommy and Daddy. Poor children are being used as pawns by all involved including Biden and the Democrat aristocracy!

  4. I don’t disagree at all with helping migrants who are suffering. The simple fact is the US’s destabilization policy in Central and South America is the reason why there is immigration pressure. The things the US Intelligence agencies and the defense department do in the “Global South” are unconscionable, and every migrant I have met who has made it to California is 1. A survivor, 2. Hardworking, 3. a human being with basic dignity worthy of respect. Sorry to take the Libertarian view when it comes to migration, but we need to look at the NATIONAL SECURITY STATE who are the real enemies of Americans in the room. These migrants would be happy and prosperous and well-nourished in their homelands if it wasn’t for the subversive actions of the Pentagon.

    Camp Roberts on the California Central Coast is a beautiful chunk of land. I’m not angry anymore. Just frustrated that the “media” and “journalists” can’t seem to figure out what is obviously going on.

  5. “I don’t disagree at all with helping migrants who are suffering.”
    Thomas, neither to do I and neither do the others who post on this site. And this is EXACTLY what the cartels and their cronies are counting on: the fact that Americans are generous people; as part of their Judeo-Christian ethos. But sometimes it requires “tough love” – in this case, sending the migrants back and requiring legal immigration.

  6. “The Bracero Program was an agreement between the United States and Mexico that allowed nearly 4.6 million Mexican citizens to enter the U.S. temporarily to work on farms, railroads, and in factories between 1942 and 1964. The Bracero Program was originally intended to help American farms and factories remain productive during World War II.”

    We NEED immigration and labor reform. The problem is multi-faceted, so we have to elect people who are willing go to Sacramento and D.C. and focus on serious problem solving, instead of just politics.

  7. The main point of the exercise is to flood the field with dependent voters to maintain the Democrat
    Party AND to provide unaccountable children for Friends of Joe B and Willy C to use and discard for
    their, and their friends….

  8. Regdor, here is more evidence to support your point. I have no problem believing that more of these “tent city” sites are in the works:
    EXCLUSIVE: San Diego County is looking for land on which California state officials can build a purported “tent city” for migrants coming across the border on a long-term basis, according to an email seen by Fox News – but the State of California is disputing that description. | Fox News

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