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Payroll tax bill includes funds for more immigration detention beds

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.

‘Nobody’ in Pembroke Pines wants proposed immigration detention center, commissioner says

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.

Pembroke Pines, Fla. mayor is ‘mostly false’ on detention center, says PolitiFact

By | 11.11.11 | 3:23 pm | More from The Florida Independent

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.”

Florida residents buck proposed immigration detention center

By | 11.07.11 | 12:23 pm | More from The Florida Independent

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.

Meeting between ICE, activists over jail to be monitored by reps for Wasserman Schultz, private prison firm

By | 11.04.11 | 6:31 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Two staff members from the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Pembroke Pines, will be at tomorrow’s meeting between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and residents of southwest Broward County, at which they will discuss an immigration detention center scheduled to be built nearby. A representative from the Corrections Corporation of More…

ICE will meet with opponents of detention center, but private prison contractor not attending

By | 11.03.11 | 2:24 pm | More from The Florida Independent

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.

Immigration, private prison officials to meet with residents opposing Fla. detention center

By | 10.28.11 | 10:48 am | More from The Florida Independent

The Southwest Ranches Town Council announced Thursday night that a meeting between Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Corrections Corporation of America and Broward County residents who oppose a proposed immigrant detention center will be held on Nov. 5.

Residents Against SW Ranches ICE Detention Center wrote last night:

The Southwest Ranches


South Florida residents opposed to immigration detention center call on Southwest Ranches mayor to resign

By | 10.27.11 | 5:14 pm | More from The Florida Independent

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.

Immigration detention center in Florida will be renegotiated

By | 10.06.11 | 1:04 pm | More from The Florida Independent

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.


Advocates call for repeal of mandatory detention provision in law signed by Clinton

By | 09.29.11 | 3:15 pm | More from The Florida Independent

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.

Andrea Black, executive director of More…