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US Navy Plans To Build ‘Austere’ Detention Camps To House 120,000 Migrants: Report

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US Navy Plans To Build ‘Austere’ Detention Camps To House 120,000 Migrants: Report




A Navy draft memo reportedly reveals a plan to build tent cities that could hold a combined 120,000 migrants in California, Arizona, and Alabama as Trump seeks to detain families crossing the border together after ending his controversial practice of separating children from parents, according to a document obtained by TIME.

A draft memo for Navy Secretary Richard Spencer describes the potential tent cities as “temporary and austere,” TIME reports.

The planned facilities would house as many as 47,000 people at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station in California, 25,000 migrants in Alabama, and another 47,000 migrants at Camp Pendleton, the Marines training facility in California.



TIME reports that the document authored by Phyllis L. Bayer, the assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations, and environment, proposes a 60-day timeline for building the first temporary facility, which would house 5,000 adults.

An additional 10,000 adults per month could follow, the document notes.




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