Follow SFNS’s coverage of the protest by Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

2018-06-23T22:59:14+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|News, Politics|

As the debate on the Trump Administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy continues, groups of young Floridians and various other organizations will participate in protests against the administration’s treatment of immigrants.

One of those protests is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 5:30 p.m near the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children.

Though Trump has signed an executive order ending the separation of children from their parents, many families remain separated and the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy will continue to be enforced.

By Isabell Vasquez and Kristen Torres
South Florida News Service
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United We Dream and other progressive groups said they are protesting to keep families together and stop the detention camps.

Camila Duarte, a march organizer for United We Dream, said the executive order is not the solution. She believes the solution is to abolish ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Duarte hopes the community will be more unified and elected officials will listen to their demands.

“I’m going to the rally because as an immigrant youth this is a topic that hits home. These are innocent children being incarcerated in our city/county. As a community, we can’t stand for this and we won’t,” said Duarte. “The homestead detention center has to be shut down again.”

South Florida News Service reporters will be at the scene providing live coverage of the march. Follow us @SFNS_News on Twitter and Instagram for live updates.

To attend a march, visit https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/.