A proposal from the Obama Administration to house unaccompanied minor illegal immigrants on Texas military bases has sparked an outcry from Republicans, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

More than 10,000 unaccompanied minor children have streamed into the United States over the Mexican border since October 1, the result of unchecked corruption and gang violence in their Central American homelands, and an effort by Mexican drug cartels to diversify into the very lucrative migrant smuggling business.

The Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Relocation is required to take control of unaccompanied children within 72 hours after they enter the U.S., and currently their resources are becoming stretched.

With most of the shelters in the Rio Grande Valley full up, about 1,000 children were transferred this week to two church summer camps in North Texas.

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