Leaked Navy Memo Reveals Plan For "Temporary, Austere" Migrant Camps

"The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee-holding facility - it won’t be."

Trump made this statement on Monday. But it's becoming rapidly apparent that the US government is, in fact, planning to build a series of massive tent cities that could potentially house thousands of migrants for months at a time. A Pentagon spokesperson said Thursday that the US is planning to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, according to the New York Times. Meanwhile, just this afternoon, Time Magazine reported that the US Navy is planning to build several massive tent cities to house thousands of immigrants in a few different states. Time, which obtained a Navy memo outlining the plan to build "temporary and austere" tent cities, said the document was sent to the Navy Secretary for his approval. The cities will house roughly 25,000 migrants in abandoned airfields just out side the Florida Panhandle near Mobile, Alabama, at Navy Outlying Field Wolf in Orange Beach, Alabama, and nearby Navy Outlying Field Silverhill.

The U.S. Navy is preparing plans to construct sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in California, Alabama and Arizona, escalating the military’s task in implementing President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy for people caught crossing the Southern border, according to a copy of a draft memo obtained by TIME.

The internal document, drafted for the Navy Secretary’s approval, signals how the military is anticipating its role in Trump’s immigration crackdown. The planning document indicates a potential growing military responsibility in an administration caught flat-footed in having to house waves of migrants awaiting civilian criminal proceedings.

There are also plans for a camp that will hold as many as 47,000 people at former Naval Weapons Station Concord, near San Francisco. And another facility that could house 47,000 near Camp Pendleton, the largest training facility for US Marines situated along the SoCal coastline. The cities are said to be built to last between six months and a year, while the planning document estimates that the Navy would spend about $233 million to build the facility. Officials proposed a 60-day timeline to build the first temporary facility, which will house 5,000 adults. The military believes it could then add room for 10,000 more people every month.

Memo

Capt. Greg Hicks, Navy’s chief spokesman, declined to provide details on the matter. "It would be inappropriate to discuss internal deliberative planning documents," he told TIME.

While this report will further incense liberals, who have hurled "concentration camp" comparisons at the Trump administration, we'd first like to remind readers that the majority of Americans (and swing voters, for that matter) support President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policies.

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dirty fingernails HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:19 Permalink

MREs? They said austere, not cruel. You'll hear the screaming of constipation for miles.

I just find it hilarious (in a train wreck, can't look away, Holy Shit what a clusterfuck kind of way) that it is obvious that the gov is doing whatever it wants as Trump flails away, just like Obama: figureheads. Not long left until we break apart.

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ScratInTheHat hxc Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:26 Permalink

I got a better plan! Tell the courts to fuck off! Then send everyone that comes across the border to the new detention facility in Tierra Del Fuego. It will be open to leave if the people there wish to leave. If they don’t they will be fed a baloney sandwich three times a day and have a canvass cot to sleep on in the unheated or cooled tents. All the press can come and film as they wish especially the Latin Press. Make sure the new policy is not changed and everyone south of the border knows all about it.

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Dilluminati HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Sat, 06/23/2018 - 07:49 Permalink

I'm amazed that we are discussing these numbers and costs.  $233 million  And that is but just a part of the costs in a policy that creates an inventive to continue coming illegally, an incentive to put children at risk during that journey, and finally diverts those resources from other programs where assistance would be more wisely spent.   The same liberals who cheer this policy are not funding it.  Calling this immigration and comparing this to the historical process of Ellis Island where you got off the boat and received nothing more than possibly church aid, private donations, is absurd.  The US should be limiting trade with South America and changing Nafta, this is ridiculous and the costs diverted from US citizens is unacceptable.  

Just amazing.. Lets watch Europe unfold and collapse and then ask ourselves why we allowed that same stupid policy to play out in America?  

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MoralsAreEssential HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:05 Permalink

Only in the deranged minds of Libtards still being supported by Mom & Dad who both earn "professional" paychecks and were able to financially thrive BEFORE the socialism agenda was slammed down our throats is this plan a problem.  Austere Living?  Try living on SS in Northern VA surround by immigrants who are supported by SSI , SNAP, and welfare "paychecks," and Medicaid and Social Services picking up the rent on SFH, condos and apartments.

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vato poco dirty fingernails Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:21 Permalink

it is interesting to observe how your "personality" seems to swing between the poles of 'giant flaming asshole' and 'just a semi-regular joe who's kind of a butt sometimes.'

one reads that the newest persona generation/management bots, introduced about 14 months ago IIRC, are capable of that as well.

and looky here: you were born on ZH *13* months ago. sheerly coincidental, no doubt. 

but the message, no matter how it's delivered, remains the same, post after post: we're doomed, resistance is futile, nothing can help us, might as well not try. persona bots are real good at staying on message. 

you're just a fuckin sorosbot. tell george he's going to hell soon

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dirty fingernails vato poco Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:40 Permalink

LMAO @ you trying to make sense of a man who:

A) does get pissed off at the constant stupidity and willful blindness

B) has views all across the political spectrum depending on the topic

C) changes his mind (OMG I must be fake! I gotta tell my wife I'm fake!)

I do not, and never have, fit into any sort of pigeonhole. I never fit into any group, my personality on the Meyers-Briggs is INTJ, and I am at this point laughing at the stupid. I'm no longer trying to change minds or save people. Fuck anyone who refuses to see. Now I'm just keeping the hate hot for when I'll need it to keep the guilt at bay for the shit I'm gonna have to do to protect my family.

I'd have no problem giving out semi-personal information except that I piss off the seriously stupid and I'd rather not have someone fuck with my real life. I'm a 40's married man, who lives in the corn belt, has 2 kids, is a homesteader, and IDK what else to say.

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dirty fingernails vato poco Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:58 Permalink

Lmao, only you alt-right are super-obsessed-with seeming to be virile (while a real man, of whatever stripe just *is* manly). Rather like how many of you are hyper-homophobic - still fighting your urges to visit Brokeback Mountain lol.

Whatever floats your boat. You're on the way out anyway. Tell the bosses Hi when you get there, wherever you end up. They both/all know me and none like me either lol.

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vato poco dirty fingernails Fri, 06/22/2018 - 21:50 Permalink

so .... what exactly are you saying? that you're a fag? well, what else can anyone think? let's recap!

1) you write like a little bitch

2) you use 100% feminine phrases; phrases no real man ever uses

3) and now you're doing brokeback mountain projections; all while claiming to be a secret king who all the really cool people "like better"

put that in the hopper, and we get ....ding! you're a 12-year-old fag being raised by 2 friendless 400-lb man-hating lesbo cat ladies!! so no wonder you write like a little fag desperate to be noticed by the grown men! 

but let's put it to the test: if I'm right about you being a gamma fag - hint: I am - you'll respond furiously, and right soon. you will of course disguise your gamma rage with a pathetically transparent tra-la-la-I-don't-care schtik, but it'll fool nobody. possibility of you doing this, even though it will confirm you as a gamma sissy fag in front of the whole internet, is ...oh... 85%+

PS - "super-obsessed"??? OK, I was wrong earlier. you're not a 12-year-old fag, you're 10. So i'm gonna stop now. this is tantamount to child abuse.

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