Baldwin County delegation will travel to DC to fight immigrant tent cities

Baldwin County

A delegation from Baldwin County plans to travel to Washington, DC this week to voice opposition to a reported plan to house immigrants in the county.

Time first reported the plan last week, citing internal documents from the U.S. Navy which said the Trump administration could use two abandoned airfields to house 25,000 immigrants.

The delegation traveling to Washington will include Baldwin County Commissioners Chris Elliott and Tucker Dorsey, as well as Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack.

The group is hoping to meet with members of the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, along with Senator Richard Shelby and Congressman Bradley Byrne.

News 5 spoke with Byrne last week just hours after he learned of the plan.

“Twenty-plus thousand people in a field, in tents, in the height of summer, in the height of hurricane season. If you want to treat people inhumanely, that’s the way to do it,” Byrne said, criticizing the possibility of the camps coming to Baldwin County.

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