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Tag: illinois coalition for immigrant and refugee rights

Illinois Village Halts Feds Plans to Build Immigration Detention Center

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A village in Illinois delivered a blow to federal officials who wanted to build an immigration detention center there, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Without public support, Crete village trustees voted unanimously against the facility, which was to be medium-security and provide jobs.

Residents wanted none of it, saying the facility would hurt property values and pose a security risk.

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights led a march from Chicago to Crete to protest the facility in April.

It remains unclear how federal authorities will proceed with plans to build a detention center in the Chicago area.