Indiana Residents Fighting Development of Nonexistent ICE Detention Center
There's uproar in one Indiana community about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center that doesn't actually exist.
According to the Post-Tribune, more than 150 residents in Roselawn attended a meeting earlier this month to oppose the development of the facility.
The residents signed a petition during the meeting, reportedly organized by the group "No Roselawn Prison."
Carrie Napoleon reported that the opposition is due to an unsuccessful bid by The GEO Group to develop a detention center near the Gary/Chicago International Airport.
"The resident group said they fear that the firm wants to build a detention facility in the county," Napoleon said
"No Roselawn Prison" is led by Ryan Farrar (D), a candidate for the state's Senate District 6 and his father, who is running for Newton County District 2 commissioner.
Newton County Attorney Patrick K. Ryan said that no official action has been taken regarding a detention center in the area.
“The truth of the matter is no Newton County officials ever made any agreement,” Ryan said.