No federal detention center for Crete

June 12, 2012 8:41:13 AM PDT
South suburban Crete will not be the home for a new federal immigration detention center.

The six-member village board has unanimously voted to withdraw from consideration for the site.

The vote follows months of organized opposition, which included a petition drive and a large protest march.

Opponents argued that the center would bring down property values and pose a potential security threat.