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NASA staff now asked to help care for migrant children amid surge at US-Mexico border

Added 04-06-21 10:37:02pm EST - “The Biden administration's quest to mobilize federal bureaucrats to help handle the rising tide of immigrants on the southern US border has now reached NASA, which has reportedly already been asked to lend a facility to the cause.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “NASA staff now asked to help care for migrant children amid surge at US-Mexico border”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An internal email sent to NASA employees on Tuesday – leaked to The Intercept’s Ken Klippenstein – asks the space agency’s employees to volunteer to care  for “children without legal immigration status.” 

The greatest need is in the area of “youth care” and “conducting and translating intake information.” The four locations specifically mentioned are San Diego, California as well as Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Bliss in Texas.

NASA just sent employees an email seeking volunteers to help staff facilities for unaccompanied migrant children, per internal email provided to me: pic.twitter.com/erAGwjK3KB

Last month, ABC News reported that NASA has been asked by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the possible use of the Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, California as a site for housing migrant children. NASA spokesman Darryl Waller told ABC that the airfield is a “currently vacant property” and that its use will “have no impact on NASA’s ability to conduct its primary missions.”

The report was met with disbelief even among some Democrat activists, however, who called the idea “unacceptable.”

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