“No Detention Center For Crete, But ICE To Look Elsewhere Near Chicago” @ Progress Illinois

Posted on June 14, 2012

Matthew Blake — June 13, 2012: “The Crete Village Board unanimously voted Monday night not to go forward with a planned federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in their village boundaries – meaning ICE will likely approach another small town near Chicago.

Construction of the facility to house potential undocumented immigrants was always contingent on approval from the village board, ICE and also the Corrections Corporation of America, a for-profit operator of prisons and detention facilities based in Nashville that was to run the center.

Prior to Monday night’s vote, the board never indicated their support or opposition, but had touted the potential economic benefits. However, the board turned down the center after a financial plan could not be hashed out with ICE and CCA………………………..”

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