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TACOMA: Broken immigration system needs reform

Letter by Melvin R. Woodworth , Tacoma on Sep. 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm | 12 Comments »
September 11, 2012 3:04 pm

Thanks to Lewis Kamb and The News Tribune for the outstanding article, “Center of Detention” (TNT, 9-9). The Northwest Detention Center is a key piece of a much larger immigration picture, and its presence has profound implications for our city.

Rarely have I seen an article provide the depth and breadth of coverage seen here, and I eagerly await the rest of the series. My hope is that your coverage will help spread awareness of the center, move us to assure acceptable conditions for detainees, mitigate negative impacts on the city and eventually lead to a complete reform of a broken immigration system.

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