You are here

Residents protest newest immigration lock-up in Texas

The people of Conroe, Texas are getting a new immigration detention center in their town, regardless of whether they want it or not, reports the Texas Observer.


In April, the GEO Group was awarded a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to build a new immigrant detention center in Conroe. The contract includes the construction and operation of the $110-million facility, which the company expects to earn $44 million in annual revenue. However, city officials and residents are not impressed.


Conroe Mayor Toby Powell  said, "It’s going ahead; I don’t think I have any say-so," in deciding whether the facility will be built or not. When the idea for the detention center was first brought up in 2013, members of the community spoke out against the construction, stating they did not want Conroe to become "Con-vict-roe." These protests continued as community members spoke out against the new facility.


Unfortunately, the contract is between ICE and GEO, who already received the necessary building permits. Mayor Powell claims he was powerless to stop the issuing of permits.

Blogging Categories: 


Immigration law may become change in different countries and such one allows many one for coming and passes life for better future. People from all over the world adopt such policy for better and prosper living. This may seen in site for others.

Governments should provide best resources to the immigrants. In the there are many great ideas for people who are planning immigration.

Such an awesome post you have put on your blog section. I really enjoyed my visit to your site. providing best products and deals on online shopping products. Thank you

Add new comment