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  •  KBR built them, will build more (6+ / 0-)

    Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Contract to Add Temporary Immigration Detention Centers

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth up to $385 million for building temporary immigration detention centers to Kellogg Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary that has been criticized for overcharging the Pentagon for its work in Iraq.

    KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space, company executives said. KBR, which announced the contract last month, had a similar contract with immigration agencies from 2000 to last year.

    •  That's almost exactly one year old. (1+ / 0-)
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      No less bad, but it seems reasonable to point that out.  And yes, it was more like a renewal of an older contract.

      I don't think anyone has ever explained that last purpose (my bolding and bullets):

      • ...for an unexpected influx of immigrants,
      • to house people in the event of a natural disaster or
      • for new programs that require additional detention space

      The Republicans are defunding, not defending, America.

      by DSPS owl on Sat Feb 10, 2007 at 06:37:05 AM PST

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