Military builds six tents at Fort Bliss to hold migrants

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The US Military has built six tents at the Fort Bliss Army base in Texas that can each hold up to 1,000 migrants - but soldiers have reportedly been banned from photographing the camp amid the border crisis. 

The tents, officially referred to as Emergency Intake Shelters, were set up at Fort Bliss in El Paso last month to house unaccompanied migrants amid an influx arriving at the US-Mexico border.

Officials have refused to say how many migrants are currently being held at the army base but White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last month that the Fort Bliss facility could house about 5,000 beds.  

No official photos have been released of the Fort Bliss Emergency Intake Shelters so far. 

a large mountain in the background: The tents, officially referred to as Emergency Intake Shelters, were set up at Fort Bliss in El Paso last month to cater for unaccompanied migrant children amid an influx of those arriving at the US-Mexico border. Photo courtesy of CBS4 © Provided by Daily Mail The tents, officially referred to as Emergency Intake Shelters, were set up at Fort Bliss in El Paso last month to cater for unaccompanied migrant children amid an influx of those arriving at the US-Mexico border. Photo courtesy of CBS4 a large building with a mountain in the background: Officials have refused to say how many migrants are currently being held at the army base but White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last month that the Fort Bliss facility could house about 5,000 beds. Photo courtesy of CBS4 © Provided by Daily Mail Officials have refused to say how many migrants are currently being held at the army base but White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last month that the Fort Bliss facility could house about 5,000 beds. Photo courtesy of CBS4

Sources told Fox News that military personnel at the army base have been ordered not to take photos of the tents.   

The only images of the tents that have been made public have come from two lawmakers who visited Fort Bliss to inspect the intake shelters over the last two weeks. 

The six tents can be seen in the background of photos posted on Twitter by Democrat Rep. Veronica Escobar and Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales. 

Those same sources said there were plans to have more tents erected in the future to cater for more migrants. 

The tents erected so far came after the Department of Health and Human Services received approval from the Pentagon last month to house unaccompanied migrant children at the army base.

The Biden administration has been battling to house and process an increasing number of unaccompanied children at the border in recent weeks, who have been backed up in crowded border stations and processing centers for days.  

The tents, officially referred to as Emergency Intake Shelters, (pictured above) were set up at Fort Bliss in El Paso last month to cater for unaccompanied migrant children amid an influx of those arriving at the US-Mexico border

Military builds six tents at Fort Bliss to hold migrants