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ICE moving forward with new Los Angeles-area immigration lock-up

12 November 2009 No Comment

We wrote last week that CCA will likely bid on a new detention center in Los Angeles.  Andrew Becker at the Center for Investigative Reporting blogs today that ICE will soon begin collecting proposals:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, posted an online notice this week stating that it intends to open bids on Dec. 15 for a contractor to own and operate a low-custody detention facility for men.

The facility would be one of the largest immigration lock-ups in the country. Continuing a policy pushed under the Bush administration, the Obama team has moved to deport more criminal aliens, which has also driven a need for more bed space.

None of the major private prison operators are listed among the interested vendors right now. Read the full post here.

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