Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
i mean come on concentration camps in the 21 century ...
On January 24, 2006 Halliburton’s subsidiary KBR (formerly Kellogg, Brown and Root) announced that it had been awarded a $385 million contingency
contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build "temporary detention and processing facilities" or internment camps. According to Business
Wire, this contract will be executed in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. Critics point to the Guantanamo Bay
detention camp as a possible model. According to a press release posted on the Halliburton website, "The contract, which is effective immediately,
provides for establishing temporary detention and processing capabilities to augment existing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention and
Removal Operations (DRO) Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S., or to support the rapid
development of new programs.
The contingency support contract provides for planning and, if required, initiation of specific engineering,
construction and logistics support tasks to establish, operate and maintain one or more expansion facilities."
On September 30, 2006, the Congress modified the Insurrection Act as part of the 2007 Defense Authorization Bill. Section 1076 of the new law changes
Sec. 333 of the "Insurrection Act," and widens the President's ability to deploy troops within the United States to enforce the laws. Under this
act, the President may also deploy troops as a police force during a natural disaster, epidemic, serious public health emergency, terrorist attack,
or other condition,
when the President determines that the authorities of the state are incapable of maintaining public order. The bill
also modified Sec. 334 of the Insurrection Act, giving the President authority to order the dispersal of either insurgents or "those obstructing the
enforcement of the laws." The new law changed the name of the chapter from "Insurrection" to "Enforcement of the Laws to Restore Public
The 2008 Defense Authorization Bill, H.R. 1585, repeals the changes made in the 2007 bill,  but was pocket vetoed by President George W. Bush. 
A new bill, H.R. 4986, has been passed which also repeals the changes made in the 2007 bill. 
The 2007 Defense Authorization Bill, with over $500 billion allocated to the military, and which also contained the changes to the Insurrection Act of
1807, was passed by a bipartisan majority of both houses of Congress: 398-23 in the House and by unanimous consent in the Senate. In order for
military forces to be used under the provisions of the revised Insurrection Act, the following conditions must be met:
(1) The President may employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to--
(A) restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public
health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States, the President determines that--
(i) domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of
maintaining public order; and
(ii) such violence results in a condition described in paragraph (2); or
(B) suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such insurrection, violation,
combination, or conspiracy results in a condition described in paragraph (2).
(2) A condition described in this paragraph is a condition that--
(A) so hinders the execution of the laws of a State or possession, as applicable, and of the United States within that State or possession,
that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the
constituted authorities of that State or possession are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that
(B) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.
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