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Hundreds Gather to Protest Florida Detention Center for Kids

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    Advocates Fight to End Immigrant Child Detention

    Hundreds of protesters are gathering in South Florida to protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.

    (Published Sunday, June 16, 2019)

    Hundreds of protesters are gathering in South Florida to protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.

    A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said Sunday they want the detention center in Homestead, Florida, closed.

    Organizer Kristin Kumpf says 800 people from 22 states have RSVPed for the protest being held on Father's Day.

    Immigrant advocates have filed legal documents trying to force the Trump administration to quickly release immigrant children from a Florida detention center.

    Former Worker Offers Glimpse Into Homestead Detention Center

    [MI] Former Worker Offers Glimpse Into Homestead Detention Center

    NBC 6's Arlene Borenstein interviews a former worker who looked after migrant children at the Homestead facility.

    (Published Monday, June 25, 2018)

    The advocates accuse the administration of violating a decades-old settlement that they say requires children to be promptly released to relatives or other sponsors, or sent to child care facilities.

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