From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
WASHINGTON D.C. –A new report from the U.S. Department of the Navy includes a proposed tent city in Alabama that could house 25,000 immigrants, according to Time.
Fox News, citing two sources, has confirmed the report.
The plan also includes detainment facilities in Arizona and California.
According to the memo, the Navy proposes building “temporary and austere” tent cities to house 25,000 migrants at abandoned airfields just outside the Florida panhandle near Mobile, Ala.; at Navy Outlying Field Wolf in Orange Beach, Ala. and nearby Navy Outlying Field Silverhill.
The memo also proposes a camp for as many as 47,000 people at former Naval Weapons Station Concord, near San Francisco. Another facility that could house as many as 47,000 people at Camp Pendleton in Southern California is in the report. The Marine Corps Air Station near Yuma, Ariz. is also part of the plan, Fox News reported.
It is estimated that the Navy would spend about $233 million to construct and operate a facility for 25,000 people for a six-month time period. The proposal suggests these tent cities be built to last between six months and one year, Time reported.
The locations in Alabama are outlying airfields which are used by the Navy as auxiliary landing strips for aircraft. The fields are often used as a low-traffic locations for flight training that avoid the risks and distractions of heavier traffic at a naval air station or an airport.