History of Use of U.S. Military Bases to House Immigrants and Refugees [July 26, 2018] [open pdf - 121KB]
"On June 20, 2018, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that states 'It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources' and that directs the Secretary of Defense to 'take all legally available measures to provide to the Secretary [of Homeland Security], upon request, any existing facilities available for the housing and care of alien families, and shall construct such facilities if necessary and consistent with law.' On June 24, Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed that Goodfellow Air Force Base and Fort Bliss, both in Texas, would be used to 'provide whatever support the Department of Homeland Security needs to house the people that they have under their custody.'"
CRS In Focus, IN10937
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