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Spanish Daily Journal
     February 11, 2019      #23-42 sdj
 
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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?

¿La nueva cárcel de ICE afectaría al condado?

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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