Residents of Crete held another meeting to discuss the federal
government's plans to build an immigration detention center in the town. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has chosen Crete as a potential site for an immigration detention center.
If south suburban Crete is selected, the town would hire a private company to come in and build the detention center slated to hold 500 to 700 detainees. Residents are concerned about immigration policies as well as the impact an immigration detention center would have on the local community and property values.
"If you say Brookfield you probably think of the zoo," Ralph Martin said at the meeting, according to the Chicago Tribune. "If I say Pontiac you probably think of the prison ... I like Crete, but I don't want to live next to the detention center. I'm sure no one who wants to buy my house wants to live next to a detention center."