NASA Ames Will Not House Unaccompanied Migrant Children (Update)

Moffett Field will not be used to house unaccompanied migrant children, SJ Mercury News

"The Biden administration will not use vacant facilities at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field as overflow temporary housing for unaccompanied migrant children, an elected official said."

US considers using NASA facility to house migrant children, abcnews

"The Department of Health and Human Services has requested federal agencies to determine whether they have currently vacant properties that might be available and suitable for potential future use as Temporary Influx Care Facilities for unaccompanied migrant children," Darryl Waller, a spokesman for NASA told ABC News. "HHS and NASA's Ames Research Center are coordinating a site assessment of some currently vacant property at Moffett Field, California, for HHS personnel to determine whether certain facilities at the site might be suitable to temporarily provide shelter space in the future. This effort will have no impact on NASA's ability to conduct its primary missions," Waller said."

Keith's note: To be clear, according to sources HHS - and not ICE - would be running any facility at NASA ARC - if that indeed comes to pass. Unaccompanied minors who are detained are turned over to HHS for sheltering and care as soon as possible.

Keith's 14 March update: NASA issued this statement: "The Department of Health and Human Services has requested federal agencies to determine whether they have currently vacant properties that might be available and suitable for potential future use as Temporary Influx Care Facilities for unaccompanied migrant children. HHS and NASA's Ames Research Center are coordinating a site assessment of some currently vacant property at Moffett Field, California, for HHS personnel to determine whether certain facilities at the site might be suitable to temporarily provide shelter space in the future. This effort will have no impact on NASA's ability to conduct its primary missions."

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