Protesters Cry Foul on Immigration
TACOMA, WA -- Local Law Enforcement was on high alert as a group of young protesters assembled in the downtown area to voice their opposition to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Center, known as ICE, a Homeland Security detention facility hidden in the Tacoma area that can hold up to 1000 undocumented workers. Their fight is with The Geo Group, a company that designs, finances, builds, and manages prisons worldwide. Wells Fargo Bank, one of the five major shareholders in the venture. And Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR), a Halliburton subsidiary (Dick Cheney company), a company that has had a major part in the building of these facilities around the country. Recently 300 incarcerated individuals fell seriously ill from food poisoning and since 2004 sixty-four have died for various reasons, giving the protesters reason to demand closure of this and the other facilities.///Protesters parade through downtown areas with banners voicing their opinion on the immigration laws.