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Proposed immigrant detention facility in Wyoming draws ire of Utah private prison opponents


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is seeking bids to build a new detention facility in Evanston, Wyoming, for people awaiting their day in immigration court in West Valley City, Utah. But the proposed private prison has detractors, including the Catholic dioceses of both Salt Lake City and Wyoming. Additionally, the facility’s location outside of Utah – and more than 80 miles from the court it is meant to serve – recalls the state’s longstanding resistance to private prisons.

Felipe de La Hoz, independent immigration reporter and co-author of the Border/Lines newsletter
Jean Hill, director of the Office of Life, Justice & Peace with the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City
Steve Erickson, activist with the Citizens Education Project

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