Friday, February 10, 2012

ICE Proposal Defeated

Though it can be difficult to advocate against an industry that reaps billions in government contracts annually, and turns that money around into lobbying efforts to ensure they continue to get contracts despite consistently failing to perform up to the standards of those contracts, every once in a while we get to bask in the glow of a thwarted proposal to build a prison.  I can't take any credit personally for this, but a group of advocates down in Texas, led by Grassroots Leadership, have defeated a proposal from ICE to construct an immigration detention center near Austin.  This center would have housed entire families, similar to the Hutto facility in Texas that was the target of a (successful) lawsuit that challenged the placement of children in prison-like settings.

So, I just want to say kudos to the groups who worked so hard to challenge this proposal, and keep up the good fight!

1 comment:

  1. You have to see this Clip on UTUBE PRISON PRIVATIZATION:FLORIDA'S GAME CHANGER This is very interesting!!!!!!!!