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Mattis: U.S. Preparing to Imprison Immigrant Children on Two Texas Military Bases

HeadlineJun 26, 2018

Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced the U.S. is preparing to imprison immigrants, including children, on two military bases in Texas.

Defense Secretary James Mattis: “That is confirmed now that those will be the two bases: Goodfellow Air Force Base and Fort Bliss. But the—I cannot confirm the specifics on how they’ll be used. We’ll provide whatever support the Department of Homeland Security needs in order to house the people that they have under their custody. So, we will work that out week by week. The numbers obviously are dynamic, so we’ll have to stay flexible in our logistics support for Department of Homeland Security.”

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