LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says Fort Knox has been talked about as a possible site to temporarily house immigrant children pouring across the country's border. But a Democratic congressman indicates the Army post is not under consideration as a place to shelter young migrants.
Paul said in a speech Monday that "it looks like" some of the unaccompanied youngsters might end up at Fort Knox temporarily.
The Kentucky Republican said the children should be treated humanely but returned to their home countries.
Paul spokesman Dan Bayens says Paul's office was notified that Fort Knox has been talked about as a potential place to provide shelter.
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth says the congressman was informed by the Department of Health and Human Services that Fort Knox is not under consideration.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says Fort Knox is being considered as a possible place to temporarily house some of the immigrant children pouring across the country's southern border.
Paul spokesman Dan Bayens says the senator's office was notified that the Army post in central Kentucky has been under review as a place to take in an undetermined number of unaccompanied Central America minors.
Paul commented on the situation during a speech Monday to a Kentucky Chamber business summit in Louisville.
The Kentucky Republican spoke out against transporting the children to Fort Knox. He says they should be treated humanely until being returned to their home countries.
The Border Patrol says more than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended since October. Three-fourths of them are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
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