KBR, the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton Co., said Tuesday
it has been awarded a contingency contract from the Department of Homeland Security
to support its Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities in the event of
an emergency. The maximum total value of the contract is $385 million and consists
of a 1-year base period with four 1-year options. The contract, which is effective
immediately, provides for establishing temporary detention and processing capabilities
to expand existing ICE Detention and Removal Operations Program facilities...
The contract may also provide migrant detention support to other government
organizations in the event of an immigration emergency [?!?], as well as the
development of a plan to react to a [Bush-created] national emergency, the company
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