4:32pm

Mon July 21, 2014
Health and Welfare

Paul Says Fort Knox is Potential Site for Child Migrants, Democrat Says No

 U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says Fort Knox has been talked about as a possible site to temporarily house immigrant children pouring across the country's border. But a Democratic congressman indicates the Army post is not under consideration as a place to shelter young migrants.

Credit U.S. Senate

Paul said in a speech Monday that "it looks like" some of the unaccompanied youngsters might end up at Fort Knox temporarily.

The Kentucky Republican said the children should be treated humanely but returned to their home countries.

Paul spokesman Dan Bayens says Paul's office was notified that Fort Knox has been talked about as a potential place to provide shelter.

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth says the congressman was informed by the Department of Health and Human Services that Fort Knox is not under consideration.