The Eloy City Council voted to end an agreement that made the City a middleman in a contract that allowed a private prison company to run a Dilley, Texas immigration detention center.
The contract involved Immigration and Customs Enforcement and CoreCivic and brought the City about $438,000 a year. The city entered into the agreement in 2014. “This (change) was initiated by ICE, it wasn’t initiated by us. We didn’t have any control or say in that,” City Manager Harvey Krauss told the Associated Press.
According to the council report on the fiscal impact, “The City’s contracts with ICE and CoreCivic for the Dilley facility generated approximately $438,000 per year, which was budgeted for street and road improvements. The loss of this contract does not impact the FY2018-19 budget since the City only budgeted funds collected in FY2017-2018 from this contract for street projects in FY2018-19.”
The City will continue to contract with ICE for the Eloy detention center, also run by CoreCivic.