Why A Piece Of Chicago Is Being For An ICE Training Facility? – CBS Chicago
But it looks like the city is expanding – more than 800 miles away.
CBS 2’s Eric Cox is digging into why a piece of Chicago is being built at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The project described as “hyper-realistic training devices that emulate structures the teams will encounter across the United States.”
But when you look at the plans. there are only two U.S. locations chosen: Arizona and Chicago.
The estimated cost for each is over $350,000.
Now tasked to recreate a Chicago setting for ICE agents. As detailed as dishes left on the table to toys in the yard according to the document.
“The fact that we’re spending taxpayer money to terrorize people in our communities is utterly ridiculous.”
“I don’t think it necessarily means that Chicago is going to be targeted in any way shape or form,” said security expert Ross Rice.
“That’s just a generic name they use, I guess, for a specific urban area,” Ross said.
According to the document, ICE is in the process of expanding its special response teams stationed throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
CBS 2 reached out for comment but no response so far.