The Northwest Detention Center, a privately owned and operated immigration detention center on the Tacoma Tideflats, as seen from the air in 2012. The Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday to spend $50,000 as seed money to create a legal-defense fund for people detained there.
The Northwest Detention Center, a privately owned and operated immigration detention center on the Tacoma Tideflats, as seen from the air in 2012. The Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday to spend $50,000 as seed money to create a legal-defense fund for people detained there. Dean J. Koepfler News Tribune file photo
The Northwest Detention Center, a privately owned and operated immigration detention center on the Tacoma Tideflats, as seen from the air in 2012. The Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday to spend $50,000 as seed money to create a legal-defense fund for people detained there. Dean J. Koepfler News Tribune file photo

The Tacoma City Council will spend thousands on immigrant legal defense. Is it enough?

October 26, 2017 07:30 AM

UPDATED October 25, 2017 07:16 PM

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