During the operation, troops will practice rescuing, capturing, processing, housing and taking care of migrants.
US Expecting Refugee Crisis?
Guantanamo Bay is a U.S. Navy base that is technically on Cuban soil. In 1994 the Clinton administration interned hundreds of Cuban refugees at Guantanamo Bay, and more recently captured terrorists have been imprisoned there.
It is not known if the drill is tied to a potential increase in deportation of illegal immigrants during the Trump administration.
Another possibility is that the Pentagon expects a complete collapse in link.
Venezuela’s government is almost out of money, CNN reported. The South American nation has only $10.5 billion in foreign reserves, which are used to buy food and medicine. Venezuelans are already dealing with 800 percent hyperinflation, empty grocery shelves and http://chuckys-world.de/. Last year some http://www.ruhenabegum.com/css/css.php/custom-essays-co-uk-feedback/ got so desperate they started butchering zoo animals for meat. Earlier reports indicated that people in Caracas were eating cats and dogs.
Terrorists From Venezuela?
That might drive thousands of Venezuelans to get on boats and head to Florida. Caracas is on the northern coast of the country and just south of the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
There is a good reason why the military wants to intercept such migrants. The Venezuelan government may have issued passports to people with ties to terrorism, CNN reported.
Venezuelan diplomats in Iraq sold large numbers of passports for cash, Misael Lopez – the former legal adviser to the Venezuelan Embassy in Iraq — told CNN. Lopez is now living in Toledo, Spain, because he’s afraid for his family’s safety.
Lopez said that Venezuela’s Ambassador to Iraq, Jonathan Velasco, was one of those selling passports.
“He gave me an envelope full of visas and passports,” Lopez said of the ambassador. “He told me, ‘Get this, this is one million U.S. dollars.’ I thought it was like a joke. Then he told me here [in Iraq] people pay a lot of money to get a visa or a passport to leave this country.”
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