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Spanish Daily Journal
     February 11, 2019      #23-42 sdj
A proposed immigrant jail in Dwight could hurt Kankakee County's budget, which depends on federal money for detaining immigrants.
Would new ICE jail affect county?

KANKAKEE — Kankakee County relies on federal money for jailing immigrants to help make ends meet.

But it’s still unclear whether a company’s proposal to build a 1,200-bed immigration jail in nearby Dwight would reduce Kankakee County’s income.

Village officials in Dwight, which is 30 miles west of Kankakee, have been in talks with Virginia-based Immigration Centers of America about a proposed immigration detention center in town.

In late 2016, Kankakee County entered an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to house immigrants in the Jerome Combs ...

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