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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Receives DoD Confirmation Concord Naval Weapons Station Not Currently Being Considered For Detention Facility

June 28, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) received confirmation from the Department of Defense that Concord Naval Weapons Station is not currently being considered to house any facility to detain immigrants.

“Currently, Concord Naval Weapons Station land is owned by the Department of Defense. In order to house any facility to detain immigrants, the Department of Defense would have to provide approval. I have received verbal confirmation from the Department of Defense that it has not been asked to host a detention facility at Concord Naval Weapons Station, at this time. We must continue to remain vigilant as the Trump Administration’s policies create the need for more detention centers. We will also be pushing the Navy to fulfill its obligation to transfer the weapons station to Concord effectively eliminating it as a future option. I am thankful to Concord and the community for their leadership and support in stopping this effort.”