City of Joliet Considers New Detention Center for Immigrants
The city of Joliet in Illinois could be home to a new detention center for immigrants facing deportation after residents of suburban Crete derailed a similar plan in their city, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Joliet officials are considering the plan but were short on specifics.
The Tribune said City Manager Tom Thanas met with ICE officials last week in Washington to discuss the issue.
City Council members were briefed on the proposal during a closed-door session last week, the Tribune reported.
“I don’t know enough about it at this point to offer an informed opinion,” Councilwoman Jan Quillman told the tribune. “My understanding is that this is all very preliminary.”
ICE has been looking for a site near Chicago where a private company would build and operate the detention center.
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