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1606, 26 Dec 22

Refugees Cause $260 Million in Damage to Bases

Imagine how much damage the millions of people illegally crossing our border are causing to communities throughout America. 

The refugees were housed at Fort Bliss in Texas; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey; Fort McCoy in Wisconsin; Camp Atterbury in Indiana; Fort Pickett, Fort Lee and Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia; and Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.




For example, of the $260 million in approved restoration costs, the Defense Department approved about $16 million for Camp Atterbury “to replace mattresses and furniture and repair floors, doors, windows, plumbing, fire alarm systems, and landscaping.”


But the inspector general questioned whether all the repair work requested by the eight bases was connected to the refugees’ stay.


For example, Fort McCoy, which housed 12,706 refugees, was approved for $145.6 million to repair buildings and plumbing, an amount that was more than three times the combined restoration needs of Fort Bliss and Fort Pickett, which had housed similar numbers of refugees.


1606, 26 December 2022


  1. dad29

    Having been at McCoy AND Bliss, one possible reason for the disparity is this: McCoy’s buildings were WWII-era, Bliss’ were 1960’s.

    It wouldn’t be hard to “total” a McCoy building.

  2. Jason

    I have a family member who did some quotes to replace all the windows on the barrack buildings at Ft McCoy. Costs could be related to bringing the buildings up to a more recent set of code levels… But to say it’s from damage caused by illegals is as disingenuous as team Biden sending money for Ukraine defense.

  3. Mar

    I’ve been to Fort McCoy and the damages could only improve the place.
    But it it is nothing compared to the damage that the illegals have caused on the southern border states. Both to private land and government land.

  4. Merlin

    Been to Atterbury more than once and it was in need of upgrading long before any refugees set foot on it. Government land in the middle of nowhere that they don’t want to get rid of, invent reasons to use, and hate to spend money on.

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