As was previously reported several months ago, City of Littlefield officials are in discussions with Federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcements authorities to potentially house the growing number of immigrant detainees. Littlefield has been potentially tapped to house the growing number of immigrant detainees.
Currently, undocumented children are being taken to Texas military bases for processing while the government searches for a more permanent solution, one solution being discussed is the vacant Bill Clayton Detention Center. The officials from Littlefield have been in talks with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for nearly two years and most recently, last week according to the Littlefield City Manager Mike Arismendez, he went on to say “We’ve been in communication with them about the possibility of detaining illegal immigrants in our facility.”
The 382 Bed Bill Clayton Detention Center has been vacant since 2009 and has been a financial drain to the City of Littlefield to pay for the city bond which was used to build the facility.
KLVT News will continue to follow this story and will bring you updates as they become available.