Thursday, April 12, 2012
March to Protest an Immigration Detention Center
Much like the fight going on in Southwest Ranches/Pembroke Pines, FL, residents in Crete, IL are fighting back against ICE and CCA, who want to build an immigration detention center in their town. So two weeks ago, activists embarked on a 3-day march to demonstrate their opposition to the planned facility. About 30 people started the march to the construction site; when they hit their destination, 75 people were marching and even more residents of Crete came out to show support for the demonstrators. So I just want to give a shout out to everyone who participated. Hopefully the Illinois House will pass legislation it is considering that could prevent CCA from building the facility.