Feedback: Housing Refugee Children At Fort Drum?
Fort Drum could be used to house illegal immigrant children from Central and South America.
A spokesperson for the Office of the Secretary of Defense says the post is being considered.
"The fact that it has been identified is the first of many steps before they actually get to house children there," said Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Crosson.
Crosson says it's too early to tell if Fort Drum will be used, but if it is, the installation and its barracks would not house children until next month.
"We can't even offer those to Health and Human Services for their consideration until August, until they're vacant and no longer being used by Army personnel," he said.
He was unable to release additional information.
Kenneth Wolfe from HHS said in an email to 7 News, "While only a few facilities will ultimately be selected, a wide range of facilities are being identified and evaluated."
Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Watertown, NY