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August 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

JBLM won’t get children who crossed southern border

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will not house hundreds of children from Mexico and Central America who have crossed the Mexican border unaccompanied into the United States, said U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, Tuesday in a written statement. Heck, whose district includes cities surrounding the base, said the Department of Health and Human Services is no longer seeking…

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July 16, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Feds: If migrant kids go to JBLM, communities need not worry

If¬†unaccompanied minors from Central America come to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, they would not mingle with the communities at the base or surrounding areas, representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told local officials during a conference call today. As of today, HHS said officials are still evaluating the base¬† as a possible…

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