Friday, February 17, 2012
Locals Oppose Secretive ICE Detention Center
ICE and CCA have been working to bring an immigration detention center to the town of Crete, IL, though they've been far less than forthcoming with information about the plan. Once local residents began to get wind of the proposal and demand greater transparency, ICE agreed to hold a public meeting to discuss it. About 35 people showed up to voice their displeasure at the proposed 750-bed prison, amplifying the concerns of over 600 residents who signed a petition opposing the plan. As one resident put it, "It doesn't look like something [Crete residents] want to get involved in."