Opposition Against ICE Construction

 Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsThe United Neighborhood Organization joins with U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-2) to oppose construction of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency detention center in Chicago’s South Suburban Crete, Illinois. “This detention facility is not the answer,” said Juan Rangel, the Chief Executive Officer of UNO. “We must address our immigration issues in a comprehensive way, centered on treating people with dignity and respect.”

The proposed ICE detention center calls for incarcerating about 750 people with security ranging from minimum security cells to maximum security units, according to Illinois Congressman Jackson’s office. The plans also call for operating the facility much like a prison; with the Crete municipal government partnering with a private firm, Corrections Corporation of America, to construct, own and operate the facility.

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