A plan by federal immigration officials to house illegal immigrants in ‘hotel-like,’ taxpayer-funded detention centers is drumming up serious backlash on social media.
This week, immigration officials in Dimmit County, Texas announced they are considering a detention center in a 27 acre area that will have, apparently, ‘hotel-like’ conditions, according to The Guardian.
“Our facility offers a community-based alternative that will allow children to live in a home setting, attend school, and access critical legal and social services,”Stratton Oilfield Systems said in a pitch to potential partners.
“They want to have it with no fence,” said Mike Uriegas, a commissioner in Dimmit County, who says he first met with Stratton Oilfield Systems two weeks ago. “They don’t want to appear like a prison or detention center.”
For open borders advocates, that plan is not lax enough. Instead, they’d prefer illegal immigrants coming into the country to be able to roam freely without being detained.
The Twitter-verse, on the other hand, had a much different take on the issue. Take a look:
#1. They are not “OUR” refugee families
#2. It’s not “PRISON” It’s FREE SHELTER
#3. OUR own VETS get ZIP https://t.co/7rMa4rdU3N
— Brenda Gale (@bgc558) June 27, 2016
WHAT? How about house our VETERANS! Holy crap! I cannot believe I am reading this. https://t.co/3HL1a8Lt3I We CANNOT let this go unnoticed!
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) June 25, 2016
“Hope and change” refuses to #SecureTheBorder.
— Michael Johns (@michaeljohns) June 26, 2016
ICE considers new hotel-like detention ctr for Cent Am illegal arrivals; advocates pan idea, demand release, jobs. https://t.co/61V0gp49QT
— Jessica Vaughan (@JessicaV_CIS) June 26, 2016
— Jim Eastridge (@jimEastridge1) June 25, 2016
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) June 25, 2016
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