"The Broward Group of the Sierra Club last week announced its opposition to the federal immigration detention center set to be built in the South Florida town of Southwest Ranches.
“passed a resolution opposing construction of a 1,500 bed for-profit
detention facility by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) in the
Town of Southwest Ranches in western Broward County,” according to a
press release. “The center would be run under the auspices of U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which has yet to award a
contract to CCA for this project.”
The resolution that the detention facility would
The environmental group also argues that the project would further
degrade the gateway to what remains of Broward County’s natural areas —
even while the county plans on taking control of the nearby Everglades
Holiday Park for the purpose of expanded ecotourism." - Marcos Restrepo, Feb. 13, 2012.