"The Department of Health and Human Services makes the final decision on which facilities to use to house these kids. HHS confirmed to Congressman Yarmuth’s office today that Fort Knox is not under consideration. The Department of Defense previously submitted Fort Knox to HHS as part of a list of possible locations with the capacity to house the kids. But again, that decision is left to HHS, which has confirmed it is not considering Fort Knox."
Responding to a request from WAVE 3 News, an HHS spokesperson initially said the agency had "no information to share" about Ft. Knox. A short time later, the spokesperson sent an additional email that seemed to line up with the information coming from Yarmuth's office:
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"I can add to the below by stating HHS’ Administration for Children and Families has no plans to use Fort Knox as a temporary Unaccompanied Alien Children program shelter."
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