AUSTERE

Report: Navy Likely to Build ‘Austere’ Detention Camps

The U.S. Navy has drafted plans to house tens of thousands of immigrants in “temporary and austere” detention facilities while they await trial, according to the draft of a memo obtained by Time. The “tent cities,” Time reports, would include a 25,000-person facility in Alabama, and two 47,000-person facilities near San Francisco and Oceanside, California. Constructing and running the 25,000-person facility for six months, the memo estimates, would cost about $233 million. Trump has not yet called on the Navy to build any facilities, Time notes, but the document “indicates a potential growing military responsibility in an administration caught flat-footed.”