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JBLM will not host unaccompanied immigrant minors

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SEATTLE — Congressman Denny Heck says Joint Base Lewis-McChord will not house unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed into the United States from the southern border.

Heck says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is no longer seeking temporary shelters for the children coming into the U.S. from Central America.

About 57,000 minors, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, crossed into the U.S. since October. More than 30,000 have been released to sponsors throughout the country, including 211…

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