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”

Circle of Protection Toy Giveaway

Yesterday, December 19th, the Circle of Protection Toy Giveaway outside the Miramar ICE facility was a huge success! It wouldn’t have been possible without all the donations and support we received, thank you! Nearly $2,500 were raised for grocery gift cards along with countless toys for the children. We spread holiday joy and brought theContinue reading “Circle of Protection Toy Giveaway”

Rhythm for Refuge

Rhythm for Refuge Join us next Wednesday, November 28th at 8 PM at Churchill’s Pub for a night of music and community. All proceeds go to support the current refugee caravan from Central America. —————————————————————————————————————————————– $5 Cover + Raffle All proceeds to: Pueblo Sin Fronteras New Sanctuary Coalition “The fascistic behavior of the U.S. isContinue reading “Rhythm for Refuge”