The Obama Administration continues to deal with the influx of thousands of Central American children who have recently entered the U.S. illegally.
Under political pressure from both sides of the aisle on their handling of the issue, Valerie Jarrett sent a letter last night to Texas Governor Rick Perry inviting him to a previously unannounced meeting with faith leaders on immigration while the President is in Dallas on Wednesday. Jarrett also said President Obama would welcome a meeting with Perry during his trip to Texas this week.
In addition, the White House announced today that they are asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency supplemental aid to deal with border crisis.
Meanwhile, the administration has decided to house over 3,000 unaccompanied immigrant children at U.S. military bases, and the Pentagon is saying it is nearly maxed out. On Monday, it agreed to house an additional 600 children at Joint-Base Lewis McChord.
Ventura Naval Station in California can hold 575 children and is currently caring for 450. Fort Sill Army Post in Oklahoma can hold as many as 1,200 children--and they have almost reached the limit.
Some members of Congress have be granted access to Lackland Air Force Base, which is also capable of housing up to 1,200 children.
HHS is providing the children staying at the barracks with medical care and on-site supervision. But, it's not a role the Pentagon wants to keep. The DOD says it will cap the number of days it can hold the children at 120.
What do you think we should do with these immigrant children? Let us know here on the blog or via Twitter @bretbaier or Facebook.com/bretbaiersr and we will have more on this tonight with Shannon Bream and Ed Henry on Special Report.