New law clouds detention center’s fate

The fate of the Imperial Regional Detention Facility is uncertain in the face of a new state law limiting immigration detention centers’ operations.


 CALEXICO — The future of the Imperial Regional Detention Facility remains uncertain in the wake of recently passed state legislation that bans private immigration detention facilities in California.

Though the new law, Assembly Bill 32, specifically states it will prohibit private detention facilities from operating in California come Jan. 1, representatives of the facility stated their respective legal teams are reviewing the legislation’s potential impact.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at or 760-337-3415.

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