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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Introduces Amendment to Block Military Funding for Internment Camps

June 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to President Trump’s executive order which requires the Secretary of Defense to make space and facilities available to build family detention camps on military bases, Congressman Krishnamoorthi has introduced an amendment to next week’s defense appropriations bill to prohibit the use of any federal defense funding for the construction, maintenance, or operation of family immigration detention centers on Department of Defense property.

“American taxpayers should not be footing the bill for President Trump’s expensive and misguided attempts to build internment camps across the United States, and we certainly should not be using our nation’s vital military bases for non-defense purposes,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “This amendment makes it clear that the American military will not be charged with enforcing domestic immigration policies, and that internment camps have no business in the United States.”