Congressman Turner released the following statement regarding his recent vote to prohibit unaccompanied alien children from being housed at military bases:
“Security throughout the City of Dayton and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is critically important. It is irresponsible and dangerous to allow unaccompanied illegal alien children to be housed at our military installations. This is an issue of safety and security for our service members, our community, and the children themselves. Additionally, the base is not equipped for such a mission especially, while our military is struggling to meet our national security demands.”
Last week, the House Armed Services Committee considered the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which included a provision to prohibit housing unaccompanied alien children on military installations in the continental United States. In addition to supporting the amendment, Congressman Turner is also a cosponsor of the READI Act, legislation that prohibits the use of a military installation to house any alien unlawfully present in the United States.
The FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act now awaits full consideration in the house.