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Gov 'not excited' about proposed detention center

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:35:20 CDT
By: AP

Gov. Pat Quinn says he's not a fan of the proposed immigrant detention center in suburban Chicago. The proposed facility in Crete is among several locations U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have chosen nationwide. Crete officials would hire a private company to build and manage the facility with up to 700 beds. But many Crete residents and immigrant rights advocates have fought against it saying many immigrants awaiting deportation pose no safety risk. Quinn spoke today at an event commemorating the late labor leader Cesar Chavez. Quinn stopped short of saying he opposes the proposal, but that he's monitoring developments. Last week the state Senate voted to prohibit all privately run detention centers in Illinois. Proponents say the facility would bring jobs and save taxpayer money.
     


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