38.9 F
San Benito
February 27, 2024

Panetta joins call for information on detention facilities

Courtesy of Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s office:

Congressman Jimmy Panetta joined his colleagues in calling on United States Navy Secretary Richard Spencer to release the Navy’s proposal for detention facilities to house thousands of immigrants on land owned by the Department of Defense, including Concord Naval Weapons Station in Northern California.

“We are deeply troubled by the recent news stories suggesting that the United States Navy has put together a proposal to create tent camps for undocumented immigrants on Department of Defense-owned land, including at Concord Naval Weapons Station in Concord, California,” the Members wrote.

“We are understandably concerned that such a drastic proposal is being considered without community input or notification. We call on you as Members of Congress to provide us with the report and we would appreciate the courtesy of a response to this request by June 28, 2018.”