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Old 07-20-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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ranches!!!!

I live in Pembroke Pines and my daughter goes to WBHS and we just learned that ICE is going to construct a detention center of 1800 beds with inmates of different security levels on a location west of US27 at the level of Sheridan Street. Recent surveys state that 89% of SW residents oppose this construction but the town, which will be known as jail town, wants to go forward with the construction.

Did anybody living in the area knew of this?
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Ft. Mill SC
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Do you have a link for the source?
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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ICE picks Southwest Ranches for possible immigrant detention center - Immigration - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/24/2282834/ice-picks-southwest-ranches-for.html - broken link)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has “tentatively” picked a site in Southwest Ranches in western Broward County as the place to build one of the country’s largest immigrant detention centers, ICE announced Friday.
“ICE has tentatively selected Southwest Ranches to be awarded an Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) for the operation and management of approximately 1,800 beds for immigration detainees,” ICE spokesman Ivan Ortíz-Delgado wrote in an e-mail message. “At this time, ICE and Southwest Ranches continue to work through the details of this tentative selection. If and when a formal selection occurs, the appropriate notifications will be made.”
Southwest Ranches was one of three sites ICE had been considering. The other two were in Palm Beach County and near Florida City in southern Miami-Dade County.


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Read more: ICE picks Southwest Ranches for possible immigrant detention center - Immigration - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/24/2282834/ice-picks-southwest-ranches-for.html#ixzz1SfXnhh5U - broken link)
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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outhwest Ranches is leading option for detention center, federal official says

July 05, 2011|By Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel






It looks like Southwest Ranches may have beaten out Florida City and Belle Glade as the spot to build one of the country's largest immigrant detention centers.
A federal official confirmed Tuesday that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has "tentatively" chosen Southwest Ranches for the site.
With 1,800 beds, the center would be much larger than the 581-bed Krome Detention Center in west Miami-Dade County.
"At this time, ICE and Southwest Ranches continue to work through the details of this tentative selection," ICE spokesman Nestor Yglesias wrote in an email. "If and when a formal selection occurs, the appropriate notifications will be made."
A final decision is expected within 120 days, Yglesias said.
The center would cost between $100 million and $200 million to build and would house foreign nationals facing deportation.
If Southwest Ranches is chosen, the center would be built on 50 acres near U.S. Highway 27 owned by Corrections Corporation of America, a Nashville-based firm that builds and runs prisons for government agencies. The land borders Pembroke Pines, just west of Southwest 196 Avenue between Sheridan Street and Stirling Road.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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Well there is already a women's jail on Sheridan just east of US 27.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Well there is already a women's jail on Sheridan just east of US 27.
yep, a 700 bed minimum security jail.

Very different to a 1800-2200 (propose maximum) immigrant detention center of different criminal levels.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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Of course. But just saying they are proposing this when there is already a correctional facility near by. Kinda sucks.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:41 PM
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It's beyond me why they don't just go further down alligator alley and just build it off the side of the highway AWAY from just about anyone. Kind of like an alcatraz "well, you can try and escape, but good luck with the alligators"
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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They should be deported immediately, that would solve the problem. Either they have valid immigration documents or they don't.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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what worries me the most as a father of a high school student is the proximity of this project/building to the freaking high school!!! they cant setup bars or liquor stores within certain perimeter of a school but lets construct a freaking detention center with criminals of different levels down the road from the high school!!!

And the funny thing is the pembroke pines mayor email me (after I sent him an initial email) that the city doesnt have an opinion on this!!! are you kidding me??? Southwest ranches mayor or leader has not answer any of our contacts.
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