Monday, January 31, 2011

Plan to Upgrade New Jersey Jail Into Model for Immigrant Detention Centers

By Kirk Semple, New York Times
January 27, 2011

For officials of Essex County, N.J., it promises to be a potential moneymaker in struggling Newark: a proposed upgrading and extension of the county jail so it would hold hundreds more immigrants than it does now.

For the Obama administration, the plan offers the possibility of something far more sweeping: one of the first publicly visible results of its strategy to overhaul the way the government detains immigrants accused of violating the law. [...]

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