PINE ISLAND, Minn.- Pine Island is in the running to be the home of a new immigration and customs enforcement facility.
The Pine Island city council recently approved the idea of an immigration and customs facility in the small town.
Resident Joe Mish disagrees with the idea.
“Its not a business that's going to be attractive to our community,” he said.
The town is one of six cities a private management company is considering. If this small community is chosen, a $100 million construction project for a building that will house hundreds of detainees could be in the works.
David Todd is a retired police officer turned city administrator. He told KIMT that the goal is to bring money and jobs to the small town.
“For us, it's an opportunity for development in an area that's right for development.”
Todd said it could create 200 jobs paying the minimum of $45,000 a year.
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