Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The L.A. Times reports that Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are investigating a riot that broke out Tuesday involving hundreds of immigration detainees at a county-run facility in Lancaster, where guards had to use tear gas grenades to restore order, authorities said today. The Sheriff's Department contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to house about 900 detainees awaiting deportation at the Mira Loma Detention Center.
POSTSCRIPT As of April 24, federal authorities were transferring Immigrants detained in the Lancaster facility to other detention centers. Download immigrants20transferred20424081.txt