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Democrats advance bill that would block Dwight ICE facility

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — Illinois House Democrats are pushing a bill that would block a privately-run immigration detention center from opening in Dwight – or any other city in Illinois.

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) introduced House Bill 2040, which would ban the state or any local government from operating a private detention facility. It would also bar local municipalities or law enforcement from entering contracts, receiving payments, providing payments or giving any financial incentives to a detention facility operated by a private company.

Tim Shelley

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