Thursday, September 23, 2021

Deporting migrants to Guantanamo Bay

 Biden is intending to deport migrants to a detention camp at Guatanamo Bay.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) bureau is inviting tenders for private contractors to run the Migrant Operations Center on the US naval base in Cuba. 

The migrant camp was first set up in 1991 and was intended to hold Cuban asylum seekers. Ultimately it was used to detain about 34,000 Haitians and roughly the same number of Cubans until it was wound down by the Obama administration. It has not been used to hold migrants since 2017.  Ice is looking for a private contractor to run the centre and provide custody and security officers.

Biden administration to reopen migrant detention camp near Guantánamo Bay prison | US immigration | The Guardian

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