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PostPosted: April 1 19, 1:46 pm 
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ICE is gonna build a PRIVATELY RUN immigrant detention center in central Illinois. It's in a small town desperate for any kind of development. It's flying through the approval process even though there were gobs of people protesting it. Why can't people realize that, if we do politics, it's possible to create jobs in a better way than this?

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CHICAGO (WEEK) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has posted a formal request for proposals (RFP) for an immigration detention center near Chicago.

The RFP was posted to a government website just two days after the village of Dwight’s board approved a request from Immigration Centers of America to annex and rezone 88 acres of land to allow for a privately-run detention facility.

With the groundwork now set at the local and federal levels, ICA can now formally submit a proposal to ICE to build the detention facility.

The RFP requires a contractor owned-and-operated facility able to house 1,000 detainees, preferably within 80 miles of Chicago. Dwight, a Livingston County community of 4,200 people situated along Interstate 55, is about 80 miles southwest of Chicago.

A year-long, pre-transition period would start June 1, 2020, followed by a performance period stretching to 2032, wherein the facility would hold detainees. The facility would have to begin accepting detainees within 26 months after the reward of a contract.

ICE would require the facility to house both male and female detainees. The detention center would have to provide “easy access to legal services,” exercise space and time, visitation for families and attorneys, a law library, cafeteria-styled food services, and social and religious services.

ICE said a centralized facility near Chicago is needed to eliminate the need to keep using 26 detention facilities independently contracted across six states in the Midwest.

Dwight Village President Jared Anderson said the detention facility would create nearly 300 high-paying jobs for the community, which suffered an economic blow when the state-owned Dwight Correctional Center closed in 2013.

The proposal has drawn widespread criticism from activists across Central and Northern Illinois. Hundreds of opponents of the detention facility united under the banner of No ICE Dwight have attended the village’s last several board meetings to stand against the proposal.

Democrats in the Illinois House are advancing House Bill 2040 in a push to block any privately-run immigration detention facilities in the state, including the facility in Dwight. The bill would ban local municipalities or law enforcement agencies from entering into contracts, receiving payments, providing payments or giving any financial incentives to a detention facility operated by a private company.


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PostPosted: April 1 19, 4:48 pm 
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We have a detention center in Tacoma. People from my church routinely protest at it.


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PostPosted: April 14 19, 2:52 pm 
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Are the Democrats playing bre'r rabbit on the sanctuary cities threat from Trump? If I'm a major city in America, I'm thinking "bring it!" with his threat to dump asylum seekers there. Show the idiot how its done. Line up private donators - they have to be out there - to help integrate these people seeking freedom into their economies. Got to be cheaper than the concentration camps and legal costs associated with the path Miller, etal have instituted.


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PostPosted: June 20 19, 9:13 pm 
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Things seem to be really going downhill.



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PostPosted: June 22 19, 9:49 am 
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Sarah Fabian probably went to a good college and maybe got a JD from an elite law school. Then Sarah Fabian made a great career move when she took her current position in the Justice Department. Now Sarah Fabian's face is plastered all over social media as she defends the government's continuing policy of child abuse.

Bull Connor was a hick from [expletive] Hole, Alabama. You could plausibly argue that he didn't know better. It's a little harder to do that with Sarah Fabian.


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PostPosted: June 22 19, 7:15 pm 
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Sarah Fabian probably went to a good college and maybe got a JD from an elite law school. Then Sarah Fabian made a great career move when she took her current position in the Justice Department. Now Sarah Fabian's face is plastered all over social media as she defends the government's continuing policy of child abuse.

Bull Connor was a hick from [expletive] Hole, Alabama. You could plausibly argue that he didn't know better. It's a little harder to do that with Sarah Fabian.

Job pays $162k. Is that a bottom of your law school class level pay tier?


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PostPosted: June 22 19, 8:08 pm 
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Master negotiators always make ultimatums as their first offer. This is seriously sick though. Threatening to mess up peoples lives as a bargaining chip. We need to abolish ICE so nobody can make this kind of threat again.

Trump Says He’ll Delay Deportation Operation Aimed at Undocumented Families


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PostPosted: June 23 19, 7:18 am 
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PostPosted: June 23 19, 9:00 am 
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Just to be clear, Sarah Fabian was dumping on immigrants during the Obama administration too. Ken White has some background on the story at the Atlantic:
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The United States’s loathsome argument—that it is “safe and sanitary” to confine children without soap, toothbrushes, dry clothes, and on concrete under bright lights—is morally indefensible. It’s also a spectacularly foolish argument to raise in the famously liberal Ninth Circuit, where the United States should have expected exactly the reception that it got. And even though the litigation began under the Obama administration, it was the Trump administration that elected to bring this appeal and ask the court to bless these inhumane conditions as “safe and sanitary.” That’s an extremely aggressive legal argument, and one that suggests that the disturbing conditions being reported at confinement centers are intentional, not a sign of mere neglect.

It is right and fit to condemn the Trump administration for its argument and its treatment of children. But it’s wrong to think the problem can be cured with a presidential election. Trump will depart; the problem will not depart with him. This administration is merely the latest one to subject immigrant children to abusive conditions. It’s been 35 years since Jenny Flores was strip searched in an adult facility. Before Sarah Fabian defended concrete floors and bright lights for President Trump, she defended putting kids in solitary confinement for President Obama.


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PostPosted: June 23 19, 9:40 am 
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ICE under racist asswipe GOP Trump is just doing normal shet- good to know.


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