"A small south suburb has quietly
been working with federal officials on a plan to build an immigration
lockup of up to 700 beds, placing the semirural town in the middle of a
national debate. Some Crete residents, angered by what they call a lack of transparency,
have been organizing since...
"On a single day this past fall, the United States government held
13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a
crime, some of whom will not be charged with one, according to
information The Huffington Post obtained through a Freedom of
Information Act request....
"The Broward Group of the Sierra Club last week announced its opposition to the federal immigration detention center set to be built in the South Florida town of Southwest Ranches .
“passed a resolution opposing construction of a 1,500 bed for-profit
"After a clash involving national immigration issues jolted the
normally sleepy politics of south suburban Crete, village leaders this
week unanimously rejected plans for a proposed detention center there. Their vote Monday night, which was met by applause from local activists, spells the end...
"Five years after claims of scathing human rights abuses ended the detention of immigrant families at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, federal officials this week have unveiled plans to build another detention center in South Texas to house parents and children amid the unprecedented number...