Immigration

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 

 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, sends immigrants from Virginia and D.C. who they allege are in the country illegally to a detention center in Farmville. Understanding the finances behind that facility begins at Farmville’s Town Hall. 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 

 

Who is detained at Farmville? 

Everyone detained in the facility at Farmville is facing deportation.  Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, have decided certain people need to be held in a facility as they wait for their day in immigration court.

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ

 

 

In Farmville, there’s an immigration detention facility. It’s where officials hold men who they allege are in the country illegally. Earlier this summer RADIOIQ requested a tour of the privately-owned facility. It took months to arrange, but in November we were granted access. 

ICE

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People seeking lawful asylum in this country face overwhelming obstacles.  Nonetheless, they choose to come here.  But that’s far from the end of their journey. Sponsored by family or friends, many travel hundreds of miles by bus to join them all over the country. 

In Roanoke, where they change buses, tired, often hungry and frightened, two women are there to greet them at the station and to remind them that people here care about them.          

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