Detention Watch Network today launched its “Dignity, Not Detention” campaign, calling on Congress to repeal the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, which mandates the detention of undocumented immigrants. The law was signed by President Clinton 15 years ago this week.
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The Miami-Dade County Commission on Tuesday approved a resolution urging the Florida Legislature to not pass any immigration legislation in 2012. The same day, state Senate President Mike Haridopolis said his chamber would pass the same immigration bill it passed in the 2011 session.
Residents of Southwest Ranches and Pembroke Pines, as well as immigrant advocates, gathered Thursday to once again voice their opposition to the construction of a privately run immigration detention center in Broward County.
A Tuesday rally in Miami brought out activists upset with the federal government’s Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, as well as residents who say they’ve seen firsthand why Secure Communities doesn’t work.
Immigrant detention centers are needed to hold detainees awaiting deportation, but not all the residents of areas where the prisons would be built want them around.
Over the weekend, residents of Southwest Ranches — a town in western Broward County — protested the proposed construction of a privately run immigration detention center.
Georgia’s immigration-enforcement law H.B. 87, effective today, is being met with protests in Atlanta, while protests against new immigrant detention centers will take place in Miami and other U.S. cities.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement union leaders said Thursday that a policy laid out by the agency is a “law enforcement nightmare” developed by the Obama administration to “win votes at the expense of sound and responsible law enforcement policy.”
Immigrant groups respond to letter charging that Flores and Alexander should have reported activists to ICE
Immigrant-rights groups are up in arms after a retired U.S. Navy chief Geoff Ross filed a complaint with Immigration and Customs Enforcement alleging that GOP state Sens. Anitere Flores and J.D. Alexander “engaged in dialogue” with “suspected illegal aliens” — actually, immigrant activists — and did not report them to authorities.
South Florida immigrant advocates issued a pledge Friday to the Miami-Dade County legislative delegation, one day after the House Economic Affairs Committee approved immigration-enforcement bill 7089.