Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Pembroke Pines, said today that a proposed publicly funded, privately managed immigration detention center to be built in South Florida would have the least negative impact on residents and create short-term and long-term jobs.
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Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis said at a recent community forum that his city does not have a vote in the decision to build a proposed immigration detention center in his area, but PolitiFact Florida rates his claim “mostly false.”
A letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Tuesday argues that an immigration detention center to be built in South Florida does not comply with National Environmental Policy Act rules for federal agencies.
About 250 southwest Broward residents attended a Saturday meeting in the city of Pembroke Pines to tell local and federal officials, as well as prison industry executives, that they don’t want an immigration detention center built in their area.
Pembroke Pines elected officials confirmed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and residents of Southwest Ranches and Pembroke Pines will meet this Saturday to discuss a proposed immigration detention center.
Residents of the town of Southwest Ranches and the cities of Pembroke Pines and Weston who oppose a federally funded and privately managed immigration detention center in their area will attend a town meeting tonight to call for the resignation of the mayor and town attorney of Southwest Ranches.
Pembroke Pines City Commissioner Angelo Castillo confirmed during a community meeting Saturday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has agreed to come to South Florida to discuss its proposed immigration detention center with city residents who oppose the project.
With more than 100 residents demanding a stop to the construction of an immigration detention center next to the city of Pembroke Pines, commissioners on Wednesday night approved a motion to renegotiate its contract with the town of Southwest Ranches to supply water and sewage to the detention center.
Pembroke Pines residents who have actively opposed the construction of a privately run immigration detention center in their community now argue they have been kept out of specific agreements between Southwest Ranches officials and their city.