CCA GO AWAY from South Florida!
  • Petitioned Gary Mead

This petition was delivered to:

Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations, ICE
Gary Mead
Miami Enforcement and Removals Operations, ICE
Michael Meade
District Director for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's (FL20-D)
Jodi Davidson
Senator Bill Nelson's Office
Willowstine Lawson

CCA GO AWAY from South Florida!

    1. Florida  Immigrant Coalition
    2. Petition by

      Florida Immigrant Coalition

      Miami, FL

It's time for ICE to cancel CCA's proposed immigration detention center in Southwest Ranches, FL!

ICE and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) plan to build a massive immigration detention center in the Town of Southwest Ranches, just 30 minutes from Miami, FL. With 1,500 beds, this prison will be one of the largest in the country.

Since it hit the news last summer, immigrant rights’ advocates, residents and even environmentalists in South Florida, have voiced a strong and growing opposition against this new facility. The community has called on U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-20) to withdraw their current endorsements for CCA’s project. The controversy has grown to the point that the neighboring City of Pembroke Pines cut off the water that CCA needs for this development.

The will of the people has fallen on deaf ears. ICE, CCA and the Town of Southwest Ranches keep moving forward with the project. 

Help us put the FREEZE on ICE and tell CCA to GO AWAY!

The Southwest Ranches center is one of several facilities that ICE seeks to build throughout the country, in partnership with for-profit prison giants like CCA and the GEO Group, notorious for neglect and abuse of detainees.

Why does ICE need more immigration detention centers? There are already approximately 34,000 beds in the U.S., and 2,400 in Florida alone. Furthermore, ICE has already deported over 1 million immigrants since 2009, and the vast majority posed no threat to society.

Expanding costly immigration detention will only benefit for-profit companies while tearing more families apart. The Obama Administration announced a change in their priorities for detentions and deportations, to focus on real national security concerns, not on separating parents from their children or deporting DREAMers who are only seeking a better future.

It’s time for ICE to stop the immigrant money making machine and tell CCA to GO AWAY. 



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • about 2 years ago

      Why to tear more people away from there loved one's? It may be the only income they have comming in at least they are working and not taking, Yes they will work jobs people won't do. I agree No

    • Jaime Baxter LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      CCA is more interested in its profit margin than in the poor folks that it is in charge of incarcerating. No more CCA jails or prisons!!!!

    • Teresa Norman COQUILLE, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      What's the point? What do you intend to do with these detention centers? little "o" already signed for 800,000 illegals from Mexico to come and share the wonderful United States with all the privileges they do not deserve, UNTIL they become US citizens! ICE, CCA----> GO AWAY!

    • Robert Lanni RIDGEWOOD, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Incarceration-for-profit can lead to sever human rights abuses

    • Leilani Battle CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      This doesn't benefit US citizens or non-citizens in any noticeable way. Revoke your support for this facility.


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