Anticipating a surge of human traffic from Haiti, the US government is looking at doubling the capacity of a holding camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as one of the options, NBC News reported on Tuesday, citing two officials and an internal document.
The US military base in Guantanamo Bay currently has a detention facility capable of accommodating about 200 people, and the White House is looking at doubling that capacity.
The National Security Council has also asked the Department of Homeland Security at which point a third country would need to be designated as a lily pad to handle the incoming Haitian economic refugees.
Migrants would be sent to Guantanamo only if and when that third country is itself overwhelmed, according to NBC.
President Joe Biden’s government last considered using Guantanamo for overflow migration in September 2021, when some 15,000 Haitians crossed the US-Mexico border in Texas and set up a tent city under a highway bridge.
The idea was roundly denounced by Democrats, however, who thought the location under consideration was the Cuban concentration camp for holding terrorist suspects.
The Migrant Operations Center in Guantanamo has been around for more than 30 years and is different from the nearby Camp Delta, which is used to hold suspected terrorists.
Up to 12,000 Haitians were held there once before, after the 1991 coup. The US Coast Guard currently uses the facility to hold migrants it captured at sea in the Caribbean.
Haiti has been in political turmoil since President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in by the DEA in July, 2022. Economic woes have since caused armed protesters to set up roadblocks and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.
The government in Port-au-Prince officially requested foreign military intervention last month, but the USA has struggled to set up a coalition willing to send more soldiers to the island.
There’s been no progress getting partners to volunteer. No one is stepping up, the Florida-based Miami Herald reported last week, noting that Brazil, Canada, and France have all refused to commit troops.
Washington is also trying to postpone any major moves until after the November 8, 2022 midterm elections.
Meanwhile, the National Security Council has organized a series of meetings with the departments of State, Defense and Homeland Security in anticipation of a mass exodus from Haiti.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Refugee News 2022.
“Guantanamo has room for 200 migrants”. Careful, the last group that went through didn’t get out for 10-15 years. Good news is, the beach is reputed to be top notch for water boarding.
So Haitians that oppose the US military in their country, will be locked outside US borders, so they do not have to be prosecuted under the already extreme US law system.
I thought with the donations the Clinton Fund received they were going to build back better. Not?
Not really, Zionist NGO’s sucked up all the aid money from the Red Cross and other so-called glorified entities?
Why is the US regime involved in Haiti? The Haitians like other countries don’t want em there. Just ask any Haitian. They are there because they want to show the rest of the world they are the boss and the world’s policeman.
First of all this is delusional and second of all they never did a damn thing to help the Haitians and finally there is a real sense in the world that the screws are finally turning against the USA and no country wants to deal with it.They finally see what an awful empire it really is.
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