They seek to ban immigrant detention centers operated by companies in Los Angeles

Immigrants at the Adelanto Detention Center, California.

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Nury Martinez, president of city ​​Council from The Angels introduced on Friday a motion in the Council that prohibits to the Immigrant Detention Centers operated by private businesses, he said in a statement. If approved, construction would stop from the center in Arleta, in the San Fernando Valley, announced in previous months.

Martinez requested an "Interim Control Order" (ICO, for its acronym in English), a measure designed to temporarily ban that the private companies Detention Centers may operate, including “shelters of unaccompanied underage migrants".

This, so you can stop Arleta in what has just passed a definitive ban that would stop completely that kind of facility in Los Angeles.

This is the second motion that Martinez has introduced in response to the company's efforts VisionQuest, which seeks to open a center for immigrant children in Arleta

"I will not permit that companies are enrich with anguish and suffering of migrant children in Arleta, or anywhere else in Los Angeles, ”said the president of the Council. "The children are definitely traumatized for him inhuman treatment that he government federal He has given them so far, ”he added, referring to the policies that the Donald Trump government has sustained the last years.

The motion will be voted and possibly approved the following week.

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