Alabama could be the new home of one of the controversial tent cities used to house illegal immigrants by the Trump administration.
According to an exclusive report published by TIME magazine on Friday afternoon, the U.S. Navy is preparing to construct several new detention centers across the nation; with plans for one being placed at the Navy Outlying Field Wolf, and Navy Outlying Field Silverhill near Orange Beach, Ala.
The new “tent city” could offer room for as many as 25,000 illegal immigrants detained at the border and transported to the Yellowhammer State. The immigrants could be housed in the new detention center for as long as a year, according to TIME.
“Although the military has not yet been ordered to construct these new detention facilities, it is clear it bracing to join a policy challenge that is ricocheting throughout the whole of government,” continued the report. “What began as a crackdown on immigrants crossing the border illegally has now spread to the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Defense and Health and Human Services.”
“If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law,” Sessions said Monday at a law enforcement event in Scottsdale, Ariz. “If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border,” said Sessions, according to TIME.
“If you cross this border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple,” Sessions added, describing the new policy as zero tolerance. “We are dealing with a massive influx of illegal aliens across our Southwest Border. But we’re not going to stand for this.”