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Report: 25,000 immigrants could be housed in Baldwin County tent cities

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According to a report obtained by Time.com on Friday, the U.S. military is considering a plan to house up to 25,000 migrants in tent cities at Baldwin County military sites.

The document outlines a possible plan to ramp-up the military's role in handling immigrants as part of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy.

"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.

The military has not yet received orders to construct these new tent cities but in the document, officials have proposed a 60-day timeline to build the first one for 5,000 people, followed by 10,000 additional individuals each month.

Other camps were proposed for military sites in California and Arizona.

The Pentagon issued this statement:

The Department of Defense is conducting prudent planning and is looking nationwide at DoD installations should DHS ask for assistance in housing adult illegal immigrants. At this time there has been no request from DHS for DoD support to house illegal migrants.

We met Congressman Bradley Byrne and got his reaction, you can watch part of it below. We will have his full reaction and more on our 10 p.m. newscast.



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