BILL H.R. 645, Border Surge, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA Camps, House Resolution 390, Military Installations, National Emergency Centers Establishment Act
Immigration, Numbers, NumbersUSA is daily updating this interactive map (above) to show which communities are under threat of the federal government moving large numbers of illegal aliens there from the border.
Make no mistake, the immigrant children that are pouring into the US has now proven to be a training ground for FEMA’s ‘National Preparedness’ – but for what?
Please take note how the majority of these “resettlement camps” are in the “Constitution free Zones.” (see below)
The latest iteration of the FEMA Camp Bill has been Reintroduced as House Resolution 390 otherwise known as the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act. This bill would authorize not fewer than 6 military installations as sites for the establishment of national emergency centers to be run by FEMA under the command of the Secretary of Homeland Security.
I was extremely critical of an earlier version of the bill which was proposed in the 111th Congress as HR 645. The bill used vague language to give the Secretary of Homeland Security carte blanche power to use these facilities for anything that the Secretary felt was appropriate. In other words if the Secretary of Homeland Security felt like using them as death camps than potentially that could have been considered a “lawful” use of the facilities according to the language in the bill. In this new version it looks like Representative Alcee Hastings got the message and decided to remove the vague language even though the Secretary of Homeland Security would still be in charge of the proposed facilities.
One of the minimum requirements of a national emergency center as defined by the bill is that it is capable of meeting for an extended period of time the housing, health, transportation, education, public works, humanitarian and other transition needs of a large number of individuals affected by an emergency or major disaster. It basically sounds like a concentration camp.
Similar types of facilities were setup by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during World War II to house large numbers of Japanese Americans. In other words, there is historical precedence for the federal government forcibly relocating large numbers of people into government run military installation camps. There is an increasing amount of rhetoric from the federal government and corporate media that Constitutionalists, whistleblowers, journalists, gun owners and other liberty minded people might be considered potential terrorists and now immigrant children. Would it really be a stretch to think that these facilities could be used to house people that they consider to be enemies?
Immigrant children flood detention center
Considering how much the federal government has lied to the American people in the past, you would be absolutely insane to set foot in one of these proposed national emergency centers. For anybody who believes this is conspiracy theory talk, you have to understand that nobody in the federal government is going to openly propose that they are building facilities to detain large numbers of Americans during a martial law scenario. If they did they’d be widely criticized and the legislation would go nowhere. Instead they are going to make it sound as if these facilities are to be used for a beneficial purpose in order to conceal what they could ultimately be used for which is why they are called national emergency centers instead of FEMA camps or concentration camp facilities. It is the same concept used by the power structure in George Orwell’s book 1984 [Animal Farm and 1984]where the government agency called the Ministry of Love is in reality the Ministry of Torture.
Not only that, but why do we need the federal government specifically establishing national emergency centers on closed military installations? These are places that were designed to control who can enter and who can leave. Interestingly enough, one of the limitations included in the new version of the bill is that it does not authorize any federal officer or employee to force an individual to enter a national emergency center or prevent an individual from leaving a national emergency center. This is funny because a member of the U.S. military is technically not considered a federal officer or employee (it depends on the context in which it’s being used/considered). So even though a federal officer or employee wouldn’t be able to force a person into one of these facilities or prevent them from leaving, it does not necessarily prevent a member of the military from performing these functions. Considering that members of the military would most likely be the ones responsible for the security of such a facility, it makes the limitation entirely meaningless.
To summarize, it looks as if the new bill has been changed to deflect the most damning criticisms posed towards earlier versions but it still is a dangerous piece of legislation. It is no secret that the federal government already has facilities that can hold large numbers of people if they have the need to do so. The Bush 43 regime approved the refurbishment of the old Japanese internment camps and in the mid-2000s KBR was literally given a multi-million dollar contract to build detention facilities.
In the 1980s, Lt. Col. Oliver North was questioned during the Iran Contra hearings about his role in the development of a continuity of government plan known as Readiness Exercise 1984 or Rex 84 for short. This plan involved the implementation of martial law which included the detainment of large numbers of American citizens who the federal government deemed to be threats to national security. Subsequently, the Miami Herald on July 5th 1987 did a story on this same continuity of government plan even going into how FEMA would run these internment facilities during a declaration of martial law.
Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the United States federal government to suspend the United States Constitution, declare martial law, place military commanders in charge of state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens who are deemed to be “national security threats”, in the event that the President declares a “State of National Emergency”.
The plan states events causing such a declaration would be widespread U.S. opposition to a U.S. military invasion abroad, such as if the United States were to directly invade Central America. To combat what the government perceived as “subversive activities”, the plan also authorized the military to direct ordered movements of civilian populations at state and regional levels.
Rex 84 was written by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, who was both National Security Council White House Aide, and NSC liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and John Brinkerhoff, the deputy director of “national preparedness” programs for the FEMA. They patterned the plan on a 1970 report written by FEMA chief Louis Giuffrida, at the Army War College, which proposed the detention of up to 21 million “American Negroes”, if there were a black militant uprising in the United States.
Existence of a master military contingency plan (of which REX-84 was a part), “Garden Plot” and a similar earlier exercise, “Lantern Spike”, were originally revealed by journalist Ron Ridenhour, who summarized his findings in an article in CounterSpy. You can see the full Wikipedia entry here.
The plan is called REX 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984. Through Rex-84 an undisclosed number of concentration camps were set in operation throughout the United States, for internment of dissidents and others potentially harmful to the state.
The Rex 84 Program was originally established on the reasoning that if a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA.
Existence of the Rex 84 plan was first revealed during the Iran-Contra Hearings in 1987, and subsequently reported by the Miami Herald on July 5, 1987
These camps are to be operated by FEMA should martial law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general’s signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached.”
And there you have it ~ the real purpose of FEMA is to not only protect the government but to be its principal vehicle for martial law.
This is why FEMA could not respond immediately to the Hurricane Katrina disaster ~ humanitarian efforts were no longer part of its job description under the Department of Homeland Security.
In addition to what we just covered with KBR and the refurbishment of the old Japanese internment camps, there have been many people who have identified strange government facilities around the United States that appeared to be setup for the purpose of holding large numbers of people: Preparing for What is Coming.. As Government is Activating “FEMA Camps” Across U.S As a result, this bill if passed into law would simply expand upon pre-existing facilities and create a more robust FEMA camp infrastructure. Keep in mind that the bill authorizes a minimum of 6 national emergency centers but that’s just the minimum. Potentially this bill could authorize the establishment of many national emergency centers or FEMA camps.
AGENCIES CONCERNED WITH INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT
1-40. External involvement in I/R missions is a fact of life for military police organizations. Some government and government-sponsored entities that may be involved in I/R missions include—
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
International Organization of Migration.
Local U.S. embassy.
Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Here’s the original National Emergency Centers Establishment Act:
1ST SESSION BILL H.R. 645
To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JANUARY 22, 2009
Mr. HASTINGS of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to
the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions
as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘National Emergency
5 Centers Establishment Act’’.
6 SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY CEN-
8 (a) IN GENERAL.—In accordance with the require-
9 ments of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security
1 shall establish not fewer than 6 national emergency cen-
2 ters on military installations.
3 (b) PURPOSE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY CEN-
4 TERS.—The purpose of a national emergency center shall
5 be to use existing infrastructure—
6 (1) to provide temporary housing, medical, and
7 humanitarian assistance to individuals and families
8 dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster;
9 (2) to provide centralized locations for the pur-
10 poses of training and ensuring the coordination of
11 Federal, State, and local first responders;
12 (3) to provide centralized locations to improve
13 the coordination of preparedness, response, and re-
14 covery efforts of government, private, and not-for-
15 profit entities and faith-based organizations; and
16 (4) to meet other appropriate needs, as deter-
17 mined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
18 SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AS NA-
19 TIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS.
20 (a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 60 days after the
21 date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Home-
22 land Security, in consultation with the Secretary of De-
23 fense, shall designate not fewer than 6 military installa-
24 tions as sites for the establishment of national emergency
1 (b) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.—A site designated as
2 a national emergency center shall be—
3 (1) capable of meeting for an extended period
4 of time the housing, health, transportation, edu-
5 cation, public works, humanitarian and other transi-
6 tion needs of a large number of individuals affected
7 by an emergency or major disaster;
8 (2) environmentally safe and shall not pose a
9 health risk to individuals who may use the center;
10 (3) capable of being scaled up or down to ac-
11 commodate major disaster preparedness and re-
12 sponse drills, operations, and procedures;
13 (4) capable of housing existing permanent
14 structures necessary to meet training and first re-
15 sponders coordination requirements during nondis-
16 aster periods;
17 (5) capable of hosting the infrastructure nec-
18 essary to rapidly adjust to temporary housing, med-
19 ical, and humanitarian assistance needs;
20 (6) required to consist of a complete operations
21 command center, including 2 state-of-the art com-
22 mand and control centers that will comprise a 24/7
23 operations watch center as follows:
24 (A) one of the command and control cen-
25 ters shall be in full ready mode; and
1 (B) the other shall be used daily for
2 training; and
3 (7) easily accessible at all times and be able to
4 facilitate handicapped and medical facilities, including during an emergency or major disaster.
6 (c) LOCATION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY
7 CENTERS.—There shall be established not fewer than one national emergency center in each of the following areas:
9 (1) The area consisting of Federal Emergency
10 Management Agency Regions I, II, and III.
11 (2) The area consisting of Federal Emergency
12 Management Agency Region IV.
13 (3) The area consisting of Federal Emergency
14 Management Agency Regions V and VII.
15 (4) The area consisting of Federal Emergency
16 Management Agency Region VI.
17 (5) The area consisting of Federal Emergency
18 Management Agency Regions VIII and X.
19 (6) The area consisting of Federal Emergency
20 Management Agency Region IX.
21 (d) PREFERENCE FOR DESIGNATION OF CLOSED
22 MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.—Wherever possible, the
23 Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the
24 Secretary of Defense, shall designate a closed military
25 installation as a site for a national emergency center. If the
1 Secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense jointly de-
2 termine that there is not a sufficient number of closed
3 military installations that meet the requirements of sub-
4 sections (b) and (c), the Secretaries shall jointly designate
5 portions of existing military installations other than closed
6 military installations as national emergency centers.
7 (e) TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF CLOSED MILITARY
8 INSTALLATIONS.—If a closed military installation is des-
9 ignated as a national emergency center, not later than 180
10 days after the date of designation, the Secretary of De-
11 fense shall transfer to the Secretary of Homeland Security
12 administrative jurisdiction over such closed military instal-
14 (f) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR JOINT USE OF
15 EXISTING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.—If an existing
16 military installation other than a closed military installa-
17 tion is designated as a national emergency center, not
18 later than 180 days after the date of designation, the Sec-
19 retary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of Defense
20 shall enter into a cooperative agreement to provide for the
21 establishment of the national emergency center.
22 (g) REPORTS.—
23 (1) PRELIMINARY REPORT.—Not later than 90
24 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the
25 Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with
1 the Secretary of Defense, shall submit to Congress
2 a report that contains for each designated site—
3 (A) an outline of the reasons why the site
4 was selected;
5 (B) an outline of the need to construct,
6 repair, or update any existing infrastructure at
7 the site;
8 (C) an outline of the need to conduct any
9 necessary environmental clean-up at the site;
10 (D) an outline of preliminary plans for the
11 transfer of control of the site from the
12 Secretary of Defense to the Secretary of Homeland
13 Security, if necessary under subsection (e); and
14 (E) an outline of preliminary plans for
15 entering into a cooperative agreement for the
16 establishment of a national emergency center at
17 the site, if necessary under subsection (f).
18 (2) UPDATE REPORT.—Not later than 120 days
19 after the date of the enactment of this Act, the
20 Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with the
21 Secretary of Defense, shall submit to Congress a
22 report that contains for each designated site—
23 (A) an update on the information
24 contained in the report as required by paragraph
1 (B) an outline of the progress made to-
2 ward the transfer of control of the site, if nec-
3 essary under subsection (e);
4 (C) an outline of the progress made toward
5 entering a cooperative agreement for the estab-
6 lishment of a national emergency center at the
7 site, if necessary under subsection (f); and
8 (D) recommendations regarding any au-
9 thorizations and appropriations that may be
10 necessary to provide for the establishment of a
11 national emergency center at the site.
12 (3) FINAL REPORT.—Not later than 1 year
13 after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Sec-
14 retary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with the
15 Secretary of Defense, shall submit to Congress a re-
16 port that contains for each designated site—
17 (A) finalized information detailing the
18 transfer of control of the site, if necessary
19 under subsection (e);
20 (B) the finalized cooperative agreement for
21 the establishment of a national emergency cen-
22 ter at the site, if necessary under subsection (f);
1 (C) any additional information pertinent to
2 the establishment of a national emergency cen-
3 ter at the site.
4 (4) ADDITIONAL REPORTS.—The Secretary of
5 Homeland Security, acting jointly with the Secretary
6 of Defense, may submit to Congress additional re-
7 ports as necessary to provide updates on steps being
8 taken to meet the requirements of this Act.
9 SEC. 4. LIMITATIONS ON STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.
10 This Act does not affect—
11 (1) the authority of the Federal Government to
12 provide emergency or major disaster assistance or to
13 implement any disaster mitigation and response pro-
14 gram, including any program authorized by the Rob-
15 ert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency As-
16 sistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.); or
17 (2) the authority of a State or local government
18 to respond to an emergency.
19 SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
20 There is authorized to be appropriated $180,000,000
21 for each of fiscal years 2009 and 2010 to carry out this
22 Act. Such funds shall remain available until expended.
23 SEC. 6. DEFINITIONS.
24 In this Act, the following definitions apply:
1 (1) CLOSED MILITARY INSTALLATION.—The
2 term ‘‘closed military installation’’ means a military
3 installation, or portion thereof, approved for closure
4 or realignment under the Defense Base Closure and
5 Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of
6 Public Law 101–510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) that
7 meet all, or 2 out of the 3 following requirements:
8 (A) Is located in close proximity to a
9 transportation corridor.
10 (B) Is located in a State with a high level
11 or threat of disaster related activities.
12 (C) Is located near a major metropolitan
14 (2) EMERGENCY.—The term ‘‘emergency’’ has
15 the meaning given such term in section 102 of the
16 Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency
17 Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122).
18 (3) MAJOR DISASTER.—The term ‘‘major dis-
19 aster’’ has the meaning given such term in section
20 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and
21 Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122).
22 (4) MILITARY INSTALLATION.—The term ‘‘mili-
23 tary installation’’ has the meaning given such term
24 in section 2910 of the Defense Base Closure and Re-
1 alignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of
2 Public Law 101–510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note).