Delegation calls for U.S. Navy to release draft of proposal to house immigrants in Concord

A congressional delegation is calling on the U.S. Navy to release its draft proposal to house up to 47,000 immigrants at the Concord Naval Weapons Station.

On Tuesday, Representative Mark DeSaulnier, who represents the city of Concord, drafted a letter along with Bay Area Members of Congress to United States Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

“We are deeply troubled by the recent news stories suggesting that the United States Navy has put together a proposal to create tent camps for undocumented immigrants on Department of Defense-owned land, including at Concord Naval Weapons Station in Concord, California,” the members wrote. 

“We are understandably concerned that such a drastic proposal is being considered without community input or notification. We call on you as Members of Congress to provide us with the report and we would appreciate the courtesy of a response to this request by June 28, 2018.”

A group of concerned citizens plans to attend the Concord City Council meeting on Tuesday night to speak out against the proposal. They also plan to protest outside of city hall.