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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Rep Harris Condemns Use of Carroll Site to House Foreign National Minors

July 11, 2014
Press Release

Rep Harris Condemns Use of Carroll Site to House Foreign National Minors

Harris will use the Appropriations process if necessary to stop this


Washington, D.C. - Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., urged the Department of Health and Human Services to reject consideration of the former Army Reserve Center at 404 Malcom Drive, Westminster, MD, as a facility for the temporarily housing of children who have come into the United States from other countries without an adult guardian. Because members of Congress are not being given unscripted access to HHS facilities, the potential health risks to the community are unknown. Should HHS attempt to proceed with housing them at this facility, Congressman Harris will use any and all resources at his disposal as a member of the House Appropriations Committee and in particular the subcommittee that oversees the HHS budget to stop this.


Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. released the following statement:

“These unaccompanied minors who have entered our nation illegally must not be brought to Carroll County Maryland. Flying them to Maryland only to turn around and fly them back home is nonsensical. Instead, President Obama should immediately return them to their nation of origin.  President Obama created this problem and now he should fix it. Should this Administration attempt to put them in Carroll County, I will use every tool at my disposal though the appropriations process to stop this.”