- Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 02:01 PM
SPRINGFIELD – Dwight village trustees voted to annex 88 acres Monday for a federal immigrant detention center that would be managed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz reacted to the vote with the following statement:
“The decision by the Village of Dwight is shameful as we see report after report of abuse and inhumane treatment of undocumented people in these type of detention centers. It’s wrong to support an endeavor that will stand on racism and anti-immigrant policies from the Trump administration.”
The $20 million detention center would be near Illinois 17 and Interstate 55. Village trustees approved annexing the property there with a 5-2 vote.
About 300 people attended the meeting, including a number of protesters who marched from the Amtrak station to Dwight High School where the meeting was held.