UPDATED 11:15 AM PT – Sat. May 18, 2019
The Trump administration is looking to hire a private contractor to help re-distribute asylum seekers to holding centers across the U.S. as their claims are processed.
According to a document released by the agency this week, the contractor will be responsible for transporting roughly 225,000 unaccompanied minors and migrant families over the course of five-years.
Officials said the plan will help alleviate over-crowded holding centers at points of entry along the southern border.
This comes the same week that the president rolled out his highly anticipated merit-based immigration reform proposal.