Monday, June 25, 2018
Baldwin to house immigrants?
The U.S. Navy is preparing future plans, if asked by Homeland Security, to construct detention centers for up to 25,000 illegal immigrants on remote bases in Alabama, Arizona and California, according to a copy of a draft memo obtained by TIME. The Navy planning document outlines plans to build "temporary and austere" tent cities for up to 25,000 migrants at abandoned airfields in Baldwin County, Ala., at Navy Outlying Field Wolf in Orange Beach and NOF Silverhill. It allocates some 450 square feet per immigrant held for housing, and support staff and security. (Source: TIME, 06/22/18) U.S. Sen. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), said he's prepared to fight a migrant camp in Baldwin County. "We have successfully fought efforts to house illegal immigrants in Baldwin County before, and we will do the same again because the proposal makes no sense," Byrne told al.com via e-mail. (Source: al.com, 06/23/18) The previous time was during the Obama administration, and it was never implemented.