Friday, May 25, 2012
Update on the Fight in Crete, IL
Just wanted to give a brief update on the continuing battle over a planned immigration detention center in Crete, IL. CCA and ICE are basically trying to force the town to accept a private prison it doesn't want, and locals have gotten really fired up about it. USA Today featured an excellent article on the situation a few weeks back that is really worth reading. While it seems like CCA/ICE have the upper hand in negotiations, the deal is far from certain; the village council still needs to approve the plan, and says it won't do so before holding public hearings on the matter. I'd also just like to link to another article from the American Independent that gives some background on how the industry has been targeting Crete for years.