Jun 03 2016

Shelby Responds to Announcement That Illegal Immigrants Could Be Housed in South Alabama

WASHINGTON, DC – Friday, June 3, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a statement in response to an announcement by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the Department of Health and Human Services that unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors could potentially be housed at Naval OutLying Fields in Silverhill and Orange Beach, Alabama: 

“The Obama Administration has once again shown an interest in potentially using Alabama’s military installations as temporary housing for illegal immigrants.  These Department of Defense properties should be used for those men and women working to keep our nation safe – not to house illegal immigrants.

“President Obama’s blatant disregard for our immigration laws has led us to this point, and we must not allow his actions to burden our nation’s military and local communities.  I will fight against any attempts to allow those who break our laws to be housed at Alabama’s military facilities, and I urge the Administration to humanely and expeditiously transport these individuals back to their homes.”