Kasich Gets Info on Immigrant Detention Quota
When Ohio Governor John Kasich spoke at “Politics and Pies” in Concord on March 24, I asked him about the immigrant detention quota, a budget provision that requires 34,000 immigrants to be detained on a daily basis. Kasich, who once chaired the House Budget Committee, said “I’d have to check.” I told him I would be glad to provide more information.
Today, I had my chance.
I spotted Gov. Kasich at the corner of Capitol and North Main Streets in Concord chatting about the reconstruction of downtown Concord with a local political leader. I re-introduced myself, reminded him of the conversation we had a month ago. He once again indicated he was not familiar with this issue. I and handed him a copy of the recent report from Grassroots Leadership, “Payoff: How Congress Ensures Private Prison Profit with an Immigrant Detention Quota.” Gov. Kasich once again said, “I don’t know anything about this.” I responded, “That’s why I’m giving you this report.”
Gov. Kasich handed my packet to an aide and continued on to The Barley House for a Chamber of Commerce lunch.