Monday, November 21, 2011
CCA Go Away!
November 5th, 2011: 400 angry residents of Pembroke Pines gathered at the Southwest Regional Library to vocally oppose a plane to build a detention facility for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold immigrants who have been convicted of crimes while they are processed for deportation. The main complaint was that the center would be too close to their homes and schools of nearby Pembroke Pines residents. Southwest Ranches is a "town" that incorporated to avoid being annexed by Pembroke Pines and maintains a "rural" style featuring a large commitment to "green" areas used as horse trails and no residential construction allowed on any lot under an acre, of which there are few. The detention center would garner Southwest Ranches about $1.5 million a year in taxes. THIS CONTENT IS (C) 2011 MICHAEL STRADER MARKO / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.