FL Resolution Passed Calling Obama to Stop CCA Facility

MEDIA ADVISORY: Thursday, February 8, 2012

MEDIA CONTACTS: Shirley Merchant (754) 223-9707 notprisontown@gmail.com http://www.noprisonswr.org facebook.com/ swranchesdetentioncenter

Pines 
City 
Commission 
passes 
Resolution 
to 
the 
POTUS

Wednesday,
 February
 8, 
2012
­­
 The 
Pembroke 
Pines 
City 
Commission 
passed 
the
 resolution 
to 
the 
President 
of 
the 
United 
States, 
Barak 
Obama 
last 
week 
by 
a
 unanimous 
vote. 

This 
resolution 
was 
several 
months 
in 
the 
making 
and 
is 
in
direct
 response 
to 
the 
community 
outrage 
from
 the 
Southwest 
Ranches 
ICE 
Detention
 center 
plans. 

The 
Resolution 
represents 
approximately 
90,000 
residents 
and 
is 
a
 call 
to 
the 
President 
to 
step 
in 
and 
stop 
this
 facility 
from 
being 
placed 
so 
close 
to
 homes 
and 
schools.

In
 addition, 
there 
appears 
to 
be 
movement 
away 
from 
Senator 
Nelsons 
previous
 letter 
of 
support 
for 
the 
ICE 
Facility 
with 
questions 
asked 
of 
ICE
 if 
this 
facility 
is 
in
 fact 
necessary. 

He
 asks 
ICE 
officials 
“Can
 you 
demonstrate 
that 
you 
need 
a 
new 
ICE
 facility 
in 
addition 
to 
the 
sheriff’s 
facilities 
in 
Baker, 
Wakulla, 
Glades, 
Monroe,
 Collier, 
and 
Orange 
Counties?” 

He 
sites 
the 
large 
financial 
investment 
that 
these
 local
 governments
 have 
entered 
into 
“based 
on 
assurances 
from
 the 
Department 
of
 Homeland 
Security 
that 
the
 agency 
would 
continue
 to
 need
 their 
services.” 

 If 
ICE 
is
 in
 fact 
unable 
to 
substantiate 
their
 claims 
that 
a 
new
 facility 
is 
necessary, 
this 
could
 be 
reason 
that 
Senator 
Nelson
 withdraws 
his 
support.

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