Concerned Citizens of Hobart schedules forum for Sunday

2014-02-12T00:00:00Z Concerned Citizens of Hobart schedules forum for SundayTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 12, 2014 12:00 am  • 

HOBART | The Concerned Citizens of Hobart will hold a forum Sunday to talk about the possibility of plans to build an immigration detention center on property once owned by St. Sava Church.

Merrillville attorney John Bushemi in December confirmed the Florida-based GEO Group Inc. bought the land. Bushemi serves as local legal counsel for GEO, a company that builds and operates correctional and detention facilities around the world.

He has said the company has no immediate plans for land and no proposal has been submitted to Hobart for use of the property.

The forum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Augustana Lutheran Church, 207 Kelly St., includes a brief presentation by Sandy O'Brien, of the Concerned Citizens, and attorney Fred Tsao, of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

Those attending will have the chance to submit questions, and petitions will be available.

For more information, contact the Rev. Charles Strietelmeier at (219) 942-3574.

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