Camp Pendleton is reportedly among three sites in California and Arizona that could host “tent cities” fore immigrants under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
According to Time Magazine and other national media, the Navy could house as many as 47,000 people at Camp Pendleton, another 47,000 at the former Naval Weapons Station Concord and more at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona.
The tent cities would also be erected on military land in Alabama and Florida at a combined cost of $233 million over a year of operation.
The planning by the Pentagon is in response to the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that requires all people entering the United States without authorization to be criminally prosecuted instead of released.
The Pentagon would not confirm details of the plan, but an officer said the military is always planning for potential requirements.
Military facilities in Texas have already been used to house immigrant children separated from their parents under the zero tolerance policy.
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