Immigrant Centers of America is looking to build a new detention center for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, in Michigan. John Truscott, spokesman for ICA, says they haven’t closed on the land, but an agreement is in place.
Kurt Scheurer is the supervisor for Ionia Township. He says ICE has been in contact with the township and the city for some time, asking for input on the plans. Ionia County already has a number of prisons, so Scheurer says another detention center would hardly come as a shock to local residents.
“Ionia is a prison town anyways," he said.