As Caravan Advances, Pentagon Prepares to Use Two Bases for Migrant Detention

A long-awaited plan for the Department of Homeland Security to detain thousands of immigrants at Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base is imminent

“This is just another example of the politicization of DOD [the Department of Defense] and the use of DOD to carry out the kinetic component of an anti-immigrant propaganda campaign,” said Paul Yingling, a retired Army colonel and heralded Iraq veteran who has become increasingly outspoken against anti-immigrant fervor. “There is no legitimate reason to intern these families from a national security perspective. Instead, as with border operations, this internment is a political stunt. It fuels anti-immigrant hatred as part of the administration’s midterm electoral strategy.”

As Caravan Advances, Pentagon Prepares to Use Two Bases for Migrant Detention Daily Beast

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