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Wed Sep 22, 2021, 07:11 PM

DHS seeks contractor to run migrant detention facility at Gitmo, guards who speak Haitian Creole

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Source: MSNBC

WASHINGTON — As it scrambles to deal with the surge of Haitian migrants at the southern border, the Biden administration is seeking a private contractor to operate a migrant detention facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, with a requirement that some of the guards speak Spanish and Haitian Creole, according to government records.

A little-known immigrant holding facility on the base has a capacity of 120 people, the records say, and it "will have an estimated daily population of 20 people," according to a solicitation for bids issued Friday by the Department of Homeland Security.

"The service provider shall be responsible to maintain on site the necessary equipment to erect temporary housing facilities for populations that exceed 120 and up to 400 migrants in a surge event," the contract solicitation says.



Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1279886

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Reply DHS seeks contractor to run migrant detention facility at Gitmo, guards who speak Haitian Creole (Original post)
Jose Garcia Sep 22 OP
Evolve Dammit Sep 22 #1
mdelaguna Sep 22 #2
elleng Sep 22 #9
ShazamIam Sep 22 #3
elleng Sep 22 #10
Lovie777 Sep 22 #4
70sEraVet Sep 22 #5
Corgigal Sep 22 #6
Eugene Sep 22 #7
IronLionZion Sep 22 #8
elleng Sep 22 #11
Steelrolled Sep 22 #12
JudyM Sep 23 #13

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 07:14 PM

1. Have they thought this through? Minimally really, really bad optics.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 07:21 PM

2. +1 horrible optics

Let them in.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 09:27 PM

9. REALLY REALLY.

Wish I had confidence that someone's thinking about things like this; this is the worst, imo, after, of course, guys recently on horseback.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 07:22 PM

3. All I can say is OMG! Please don't do this. That alone could lose the 22 Mid-terms.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 09:27 PM

10. right

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 07:33 PM

4. If the facilities are adjusted with living and humanitarian, caring quarters ...

I'm for it.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 08:36 PM

5. No! For G-d's sake! Quit using that base in Cuba (which, after 120 years we shouldn't even HAVE)

to house extra-judicial prisoners (that we shouldn't even have) just so they won't be on American soil! Shut down that stain on America's international reputation!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 08:39 PM

6. Is this a good idea?

Can we just ask for American sponsors, and we pay that home monthly. Isn’t that cheaper?
Not all vitamin.D craving people are fearful.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 09:03 PM

7. Horrible optics, but wait, there's more!

Guantanamo Bay is a sore spot for the entire region. They are going out of their way to piss everybody off.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 09:05 PM

8. Alternatively, helping Haitian people could help us win Florida

since that's where lots of Haitian-Americans live.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 09:29 PM

11. Yes.

PLEASE

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 11:55 PM

12. The fact that the administration is willing to do something so extreme

 

might reveal the fear of the image of large numbers of Haitian immigrants entering the US. It might also show the determination to make it 100% clear to Haitians that not only will they be unsuccessful in entering the US, but by trying, their situation may become worse.

Also, perhaps the administration is being influenced by what is happening in Europe:

EU member states have used illegal operations to push back at least 40,000 asylum seekers from Europe’s borders during the pandemic, methods being linked to the death of more than 2,000 people, the Guardian can reveal.

In one of the biggest mass expulsions in decades, European countries, supported by EU’s border agency Frontex, has systematically pushed back refugees, including children fleeing from wars, in their thousands, using illegal tactics ranging from assault to brutality during detention or transportation.


https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/may/05/revealed-2000-refugee-deaths-linked-to-eu-pushbacks

Frankly I think the Biden administration's policy is in-line with mainstream American views, and that might explain everything.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 08:14 AM

13. Locking

The forum hosts’ consensus is that this is not sufficiently “important” news as required by the LBN SOP, but feel free to repost in General Discussion if you’d like.

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