Protesters want Miami-Dade to defy Trump on immigration order
About 400 people rallied in January 2017 at Miami-Dade’s government headquarters as leaders demanded the county defy President Donald Trump and refuse to extend local jail time for immigrants wanted by federal authorities.
A group of protestors blocked streets outside Miramar, Florida’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office at the intersection of Southwest 29th Street and 145th Avenue. The crowd opposes the Trump administration’s policies.
Immigrant detention is expanding under the Trump administration, increasing the risk of sexual assault in a system where abuse is not uncommon. Two women told us their stories of being sexually abused by guards while under the custody of ICE.
Buena Ventura Martin-Godinez, a Guatemalan seeking asylum who was reunited with her 7-year-daughter at Miami International Airport on Sunday, describes the harrowing journey after the U.S. Border Patrol separated her family.