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New Richmond Considers Opening ICE Detention Center

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Officials from the western Wisconsin city of New Richmond announced Friday that a privately-owned detention center for undocumented immigrants may open in town.

The news was posted to the city's Facebook page, which said Immigration Centers of America had submitted a re-zoning request to acquire land in the northwest part of the city.

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ICA is contracted by the federal government to house Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.

The city will hold a "community conversation" about the detention center on April 25 at 5 p.m.

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