Sun-times Writes of McHenry County’s Illegal Alien “Cash Cow”

Here’s the headline about the ICE detention floor of the McHenry County Jail that McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren initiated:

How detaining undocumented immigrants became a $10M cash cow for McHenry County

ICE day room in the McHenry County Jail.

You can read the story here.


Sun-times Writes of McHenry County’s Illegal Alien “Cash Cow” — 17 Comments

  1. The attack begins.

    Even Cal’s headline is an indication of what is coming.

    Why was there no mention of Acosta’s background? Failure to properly disclose what he did with the tax dollars given to his not for profit.

  2. Carlos has accused the Sheriff of bad conditions in his answers to the NWH.

    Since when does a Sun Times reporter come and ask questions to a County Board Member with no proper investigation?

    Did the Sun Times ask Bill Prim any questions to this article?

    Of course not!

    How about asking Jacko where he stands on this issue?

    He doesn’t want to have to commit to answering because he knows that $10M goes into the general fund!

    Which in turn County will have to raise taxes to fill the gap.

    Jacko doesn’t want that!

    Please NWH ask Jack if he still wants the ICE contract!

    Carlos is barking up the wrong tree and you can tell he ran on a agenda!

    Heard Carlos is already barking about having to leave meetings early because of his job at DCFS!

  3. That Sun Times article was an advocacy piece that belonged in the editorial section rather than the news.

    The use of the word ‘undocumented’ rather than ‘illegal’ was a dead giveaway before I even read the article.

    I guess I should have expected no less from a union owned propaganda sheet.

  4. I guess Sheriff Nygren was not as bad a guy as others would make you think.

  5. This country is taking a dark turn when illegal becomes undocumented and Christmas songs are taken off the radio while filth littered with the “n” word fills the airwaves.

  6. Jim:

    Only a moron thinks it’s ok to spend millions of our money to get bags of nickels.

  7. There is no such thing as an “undocumented immigrant”.

    Only in the deranged PC minds of America hating Leftist DEMOCRATS could this
    insanity possibly exist.

  8. If the County needed a bigger jail many years ago, it should have been built to the size the County needed, not larger in the hopes of making money someday or in the expectation of future growth.

    Simply put, it is NOT the job of the government to speculate with the public’s money.

    That the project may be producing a positive cash flow now is no vindication of past actions.

    We saw the same kind of attitude in Lakewood, where a prior board bought raw land for “economic development”.

    We’re probably going to lose money when the property is sold, but, either way, I didn’t vote in the Village Board to speculate in real estate.

  9. If Acosta is against the incarceration of illegal aliens, he must support the building of ‘the wall’ and must support E-Verify to reduce the illegal employment of illegal aliens, right?

    Does McHenry County not ‘farm’ out the housing of juvenile criminals?

  10. Abe nailed it with: “There is no such thing as an “undocumented immigrant”.

    The mostly left wing media and their liberal friends and Democrats have devised and implemented the term “undocumented immigrant” for THEIR advantage to snowjob low information Americans. The snowjob is meant to tone down an mollify the problem of illegal aliens in our nation. A couple of decades ago in a State of the Union speech by President Bill Clinton, he properly referred to illegal aliens as such. In the years following, Democrats and the liberal media invented the term “undocumented immigrant”. A publicity stunt for the advantage of Democrats.

    Actually, as someone earlier had stated, illegal aliens are invaders into our nation and should be treated as such.

    The U.S. is the most generous nation in the world in terms of bringing in “legal” immigrants. Anyone in any nation in the world must follow the procedures for coming to our nation. Besides U.S. citizens, these “legal” immigrants should also be abhorred by the flow of invaders and illegal aliens into the U.S. The latter have zero respect for American laws and Americans.

  11. @Steve Wilson, I believe the Federal Government paid for most of the buildout of the jail so they had place to actually bring people there for there needs. Lets just say if after the first contract with the feds the jail is closed and is no longer used for ICE the County still made a hefty profit. Now they could use that space for something else which the County could remodel. Yes there is a cost but they saved the taxpayers $100M+ in taxes because of this. And the federal government had a upgraded facility to house these people. Basically it was an Intergovernmental agreement that is done all the time with governing bodies.

  12. The Sheriff and County Board did not speculate when they built the jail facility and to say so shows an ignorant knowledge of the facts. The Federal portion of the jail has made this County 10s of millions over the past 20 years.

  13. Good King Wenceslas glorifies a patriarchal definition of charitable giving that belittles the value of a properly funded welfare state.

    The 12 Days of Christmas, with its celebration of the senseless carnage of literally dozens of innocent game birds, is offensive to vegans. We Wish You a Merry Christmas alienates people without kin.

    Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (“he’s making a list, he’s checking it twice …”) directly contravenes GDPR rules.

    And don’t even get me started on the bullying scenes in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which are very triggering.

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