Thursday, February 9, 2012
Coming Out of the Shadows
ICE and CCA have been working in near-complete secrecy in designing an immigration detention center that would be placed in Crete, IL. As residents began to discover the plan, which was already in motion given the tentative approval of the construction worked out by CCA and ICE, they grew increasingly concerned over the possibility of a prison coming to town. Now, after public outcry has continued to grow, ICE officials have finally agreed to hold a meeting with residents to discuss the proposed facility. Two Congressmen from the state have convinced ICE to hold the hearing, where residents will be able to voice their concerns directly to ICE. The meeting will be held sometime in late March or early April; I encourage anyone who lives in or near Crete to go tell ICE you don't want a prison in your town.