As part of a permanent campaign to protest a proposed immigration detention center in South Florida, more than 60 residents and immigrant advocates gathered Saturday to stage the Stations of the Cross.
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City of Pembroke Pines terminates contract to supply water and sewage to proposed immigration detention center
Pembroke Pines city commissioners voted Wednesday night to rescind a contract to supply fire, emergency rescue services and water and sewage to a proposed federally-funded but privately-run immigration detention center.
Residents opposed to a federally-funded, privately-managed immigration detention center in South Florida issued a statement Wednesday calling on President Obama to step in and halt the project.
In a new interview with The Florida Independent, Miguel Fuentes, the political director of the Florida Carpenters Regional Council, rejects charges by opponents of a proposed South Florida immigration detention center that he is a “lobbyist,” saying he supports the project because it will “create jobs that are sorely needed.”
The Broward Group of the Sierra Club today announced its opposition to the federal immigration detention center set to be built in the South Florida town of Southwest Ranches.
The city of Pembroke Pines issued a letter to President Obama this week, asking that he intervene in “the siting” of a proposed immigration detention center that would be built on a lot surrounded by the city.
Three protesters who took part in a national day of action to call on participants of the 2012 Global Alternative Investments Management conference to divest from private prisons were arrested Tuesday.
Three protesters from the Occupy movements of Palm Beach and Miami were arrested Monday evening after they blocked the Camino Real bridge in Boca Raton to protest the 2012 GAIM conference, a major investor industry event.
The congressional showdown over payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits continues after the GOP-led House voted Tuesday against a Senate bill approved over the weekend.
Pembroke Pines Commissioner Angelo Castillo tells The Florida Independent that as an immigrant and an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform he abhors the proposed immigration detention center to be built on a lot surrounded by his city.