A Border Patrol shooting illegal border crossing in McAllen, Texas., this month. The Navy is preparing plans to house many immigrants on the bases in the three countries.
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Two U.S. defense officials have confirmed in a report that the Navy plans to house potentially tens of thousands of migrants on the bases in California, Alabama and Arizona, despite an official request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is still pending.
Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said: “The Department of Defense is careful planning and is looking nationwide for DoD installations, DHS should ask for help with housing-adult illegal immigrants. At that time there was no request from DHS, DoD support for the accommodation of illegal migrants”
TIME magazine first reported on the plans for the “austere” equipment.
The Navy is preparing plans to construct a sprawling camp for thousands of immigrants to remote bases in California, Alabama and Arizona, is an escalation of the military task in the implementation of the President Trump the “zero-tolerance” policy for people caught on the border in the South cross, according to a copy of a draft memo, by the TIME.
“The Department of Defense is a prudent planning …”
– Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman
The internal document, designed for the Navy Secretary’s approval, signals, such as the military color of immigration, expects its role in the trump. The planning document shows a possible growing military responsibility in a administration caught flat-footed to house waves of migrants waiting for civilian criminal proceedings.
The Navy memo outlined to build plans “temporary and strictly” tent cities to house 25,000 migrants at disused airfields just outside of the Florida panhandle in the vicinity of Mobile, Ala.; at Navy Outlying field Wolf in Orange Beach, Ala.; and in the nearby Navy Outlying field Silverhill.
The memo also suggests a camp for as many as 47,000 people in the former Naval Weapons Station Concord, near San Francisco; and other investment, could be as much as a coastal 47,000 people in Camp Pendleton, the Marines largest training facility along the Southern California.
The planning memo suggests that a further study of the housing an undetermined number of migrants at the Marine Corps Air Station near Yuma, Arizona.
The planning document estimates that the Navy would spend approximately $233 million Euro for the construction and operation of a plant for 25,000 people for a six-month period. The proposal suggests that these tent cities are built, to last between six months and a year.
Captain Greg Hicks, the Navy’s chief spokesman, declined to give details of the matter.
“It would be inappropriate to discuss an internal Advisory and planning documents,” he said of the TIME.
To construct although the military has not yet ordered the new prisons, it is clear that it is bracing for the accession to a political challenge that ricochet throughout the government. What started as a crackdown on immigrants began the border illegally has to cross now distributed among the departments of justice, homeland security, defense and health and Human Services.
Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and the State Department producer for Fox News Channel. You can follow him on Twitter: @Lucas FoxNews