Out of curiosity, I completed an internet search seeking to determine, simply, if there were any immigrant child detention centers in Arizona. Considering Arizonians back and forth position on illegal immigration I was pretty sure no one would stand for any such facility in the state. To my shock, I was able to find, not only the number of centers but, the exact location of the centers. There are 9 in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area alone !!
A NEW LEAF operates two of them. SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAM, INC. operates the other 7. 4 are in Mesa. 3 are in Phoenix. 1 is in Glendale. 1 is in Peoria. One of the facilities in Phoenix is 5 streets west of, and two blocks north of, Phoenix Children’s Hospital. I can get there by bicycle.
The centers are referred to as “foster care centers”. Apparently, we here in Arizona have a huge problem with illegal immigration until we can make some money off of it. Then, we welcome it with open arms.