Report: 25,000 immigrants could be housed in Baldwin County tent cities
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) —
According to a report obtained by Time.com, the U.S. military is considering a plan to house up to 25,000 migrants in tent cities at Baldwin County military sites.
A memo obtained by Time on Friday outlined a possible plan to ramp-up the military's role in handling immigrants as part of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy.
According to Time, the memo outlines plans to house tens of thousands of immigrants on military bases in Alabama, California and Arizona.
"The Navy memo outlines plans to build 'temporary and austere' tent cities to house 25,000 migrants at abandoned airfields just outside the Florida panhandle near Mobile, Alabama, at Navy Outlying Field Wolf in Orange Beach, Alabama, and nearby Navy Outlying Field Silverhill."
Time reached out to comment from Defense Secretary James Mattis and the Navy but they declined to comment on the memo, Time said.
According to Rep. Matt Gaetz, no refugees will be coming to Florida military sites.