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posted 28 January 2007 08:26 PM      Profile for Nanuq   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I came across this link on another online page and I thought I'd pass it on (and no, I don't hang out at right-wing sites on purpose). Does anyone know about the various internment camps that FEMA is supposed to be maintaining?


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posted 28 January 2007 08:44 PM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Edited: I found that info on the Homeland Security camps, but it's a different story: NY Times

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth up to $385 million for building temporary immigration detention centers to Kellogg Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary that has been criticized for overcharging the Pentagon for its work in Iraq.

KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space, company executives said. KBR, which announced the contract last month, had a similar contract with immigration agencies from 2000 to last year.

The contract with the Corps of Engineers runs one year, with four optional one-year extensions. Officials of the corps said that they had solicited bids and that KBR was the lone responder.

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