Toxic Exposure of People in ICE Detention at Glades to Hazardous Chemicals

June 23, 2020 Jim Martin, Field Office DirectorMiami Field OfficeEnforcement and Removal OperationsU.S. Department of Homeland Securityjim.martin@ice.dhs.gov Sheriff David HardinGlades County Sheriff’s Officedhardin@gladessheriff.org Cameron QuinnOfficer for Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesDepartment of Homeland SecurityCRCLCompliance@hq.dhs.gov RE: Toxic Exposure of People in ICE Detention at Glades to Hazardous Chemicals  Dear Field Office Director Martin, Sheriff Hardin, andContinue reading “Toxic Exposure of People in ICE Detention at Glades to Hazardous Chemicals”

RETALIATION, HUNGER STRIKES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees calls out ICE and Glades County Sheriff’s Office for “waiting for someone to die” amongst COVID-19 crisis Advocates with Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees are calling out ICE and the Glades County Sheriff’s Office for “waiting for someone to die” at the jail, as well as for reported abuse andContinue reading “RETALIATION, HUNGER STRIKES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS”

Requesting the immediate release of immigrants in ICE custody in Florida

April 3, 2020 Dear Members of the Florida Delegation to the 116th United States Congress,  We are writing to request that you publicly demand the immediate release of detained immigrants under ICE custody in light of the growing public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Conditions in Florida’s immigration detention centers make the threatContinue reading “Requesting the immediate release of immigrants in ICE custody in Florida”

FOMDD Leaders Bud Conlin and Wendy King barred from visiting at Krome immigrant prison

As you may have heard, ICE officials have banned both Bud Conlin and Wendy King from visiting with people detained at Krome Detention Center in Miami, with no explanation. Bud was denied entry for his two scheduled visits on January 9th, 2020. Wendy was notified she was banned via email one week later, on January 16th, 2020.Continue reading “FOMDD Leaders Bud Conlin and Wendy King barred from visiting at Krome immigrant prison”

Rep. Cindy Polo presents Miramar Circle of Protection with Proclamation

On Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, Representative Cindy Polo presented the Miramar Circle of Protection with a Proclamation acknowledging their two years of work supporting immigrant families forced to check in at the Miramar ICE office. “WHEREAS, established in 2017, the Miramar Circle of Protection is a coalition of grassroots organization committed to amplift immigrant voicesContinue reading “Rep. Cindy Polo presents Miramar Circle of Protection with Proclamation”

“Shine a Light” Campaign Update – “We prevailed!”

After being banned from visiting people behind bars at Krome immigrant prison for more than a year, FOMDD Chair Bud Conlin and Thomas Kennedy, Political Director for Florida Immigrant Coalition, have finally been reinstated as visitors! ICE banned Bud and Thomas from visiting at Krome shortly after they participated in a peaceful civil disobedience actionContinue reading ““Shine a Light” Campaign Update – “We prevailed!””

“My Visit to Krome Detention Center”

by Meagan Gross In this short blog post, activist Meagan Gross describes her first visit to Krome immigrant prison on June 30th, 2019. When I decided to recreate my website and online presence, I didn’t think my first public blog would be about visiting a prison. For a minute I considered not posting this onContinue reading ““My Visit to Krome Detention Center””

Reverend John Guttermann Legacy Award

Freedom for Immigrants is excited to announce the presentation of the 2019 Reverend John Guttermann Legacy Award to Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees in Florida for their outstanding contribution this year to the detention visitation and abolition movement. Freedom for Immigrants established this award in honor of Reverend John Guttermann, who passed away in December 2016 after aContinue reading “Reverend John Guttermann Legacy Award”