New ICE facility for Utah immigrants could be in Wyoming

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is moving forward with plans for a new detention facility for people in custody in Utah that could be built in Wyoming.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday that ICE plans to begin accepting formal proposals on July 17 and wants to build the facility within 90 miles of Salt Lake City.

Utah-based Management and Training Corporation spokeswoman Issa Arnita says the company plans to submit a proposal for a facility in Evanston, Wyoming. The city is about 85 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.

ICE began moving people last year to places like Nevada and Colorado after Utah County ended its contract to hold ICE detainees in its jail.

ICE spokeswoman Alethea Smock says there’s no timeline to choose a company and location.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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