Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Will Not Be Housed At Bryan's Old Army Reserve Center

By: KBTX Staff/Associated Press Email
By: KBTX Staff/Associated Press Email

BRYAN – The federal government has decided not to use the old Army Reserve Center in Bryan to house the flood of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing into Texas.

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense were both considering the facility as one of a number of sites to temporarily house the children.

Congressman Bill Flores sent letters to both agencies, voicing his concerns, along with those of other local leaders. You can read those letters under Related Documents.

Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski had also stated his displeasure with the idea

" I don't think it is the City of Bryan's responsibility," he said on "First News at Four" Monday. "It's a federal issue. It could even be a state issue, but this property we've been working on many years to re-purpose."

Even though the city has been looking at options for the building located at Carson Street and Bomber Drive, Bienski says there is a clause in the agreement between the Army and the city that would bring the building back to city control eventually.

Governor Rick Perry is again visiting the Texas-Mexico border as he continues to hammer President Barack Obama for failing to do so.

Perry tweeted Thursday that he was in the Rio Grande Valley, including pictures of himself near a helicopter and at a border security meeting in Weslaco.

Gov. Rick Perry is again visiting the Texas-Mexico border as he continues to hammer President Barack Obama for failing to do so.

Obama discussed the border with Perry in Dallas on Wednesday, and spoke about the economy in Austin on Thursday.

But Obama has resisted calls from Republicans and some Texas Democrats to get a first-hand look at the border.

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