CoreCivic defends plans to build ICE facility in Elkhart County

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An example of an ICE detention center. (By U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Department of Homeland Security) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

The prison management company who wants to build an ICE facility in Elkhart County has an interesting theory on the recent protests.

CoreCivic was in Elkhart County this week and, as the voices against their proposed facility grew louder, one company official stated that their loudest detractors sometimes become their biggest supporters.

Furthermore, communications director Steve Owen told the Elkhart Truth that, no matter what you feel about immigration in America, the proposed $100 million, 1,200 bed center will treat accused individuals better than the conditions they currently have to endure when ICE detains them.

There’s two key dates coming up when it comes to the future of the facility: a Feb. 8 rezoning meeting with the county plan commission and, if approved there, a March 19 full county commission meeting to give final approval or denial to the facility.

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