Keep ICE & CCA's detention center out of Southwest Ranches, Florida.
  • Petitioned Jeff Nelson

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor, City of Southwest Ranches
Jeff Nelson
Southwest Ranches Council Member - District 1
Steve Breitkreuz
Southwest Ranches Council Member - District 2
Gary Jablonski
Southwest Ranches Council Member - District 3
Doug McKay
Southwest Ranches Council Member - District 4
Freddy Fisikelli
Sen. Bill Nelson
State Sen. Maria Sachs
State Rep. Jared Moskowitz
Rep. Alcee Hastings
Sen. Marco Rubio
Gov. Richard Scott

Keep ICE & CCA's detention center out of Southwest Ranches, Florida.

    1. Juan  E
    2. Petition by

      Juan E

      Pembroke Pines, FL


Southwest Ranches is a small rural town within Broward County, FL which is set to be the new home for one of the nation's largest immigration detention facilities.

Corrections Corporations of America, better known as CCA, has purchased land within the city with hopes to accommodate the 1,500 bed facility. The plans for this immigration facility have been kept under wraps for almost a decade now, with little to no information being distributed to the Southwest Ranches residents.

Even more disturbing is the fact that CCA tried to quietly increase the number of beds within the detention center, eventually scrapping the idea, and has yet to publish its land plot on the town's charter or website. 

Recently small coalitions of individuals have voiced their opposition against the construction of this detention facility. However, as the controversy continues to propagate, neighboring cities are gathering support in order to prevent the construction of the federally funded and privately managed detention center.

Congressmen and Senators are already weghing in on the matter. Politics will continue to plagues the the red hot button issue of immigration, but that has not stopped some politicans from endorsing or opposing the detention facility.

In hopes to turn a small profit per inmate, are the officials from the town of Southwest Ranches prepared to separate families and promote CCA's abusive practices? You bet. 

I ask that you join me in telling Southwest Ranches officials and CCA that we do not want or need their prison or jobs in our county.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Al-Jazeera Covers the growing opposition against the SWR detention center

      Juan  E
      by Juan E
      Petition Organizer

      Check out the recent protests conducted by residents of Broward County.

    3. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • John Wright OAKLAND PARK, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Detention Centers, or Concentration Camps do not belong in America!! Next thing you know American Citizens will be put in Detention Centers simply for political reasons. I say close all the Detention Center in America!!!!

    • Patrick Finucane HOUSTON, UGANDA
      • almost 3 years ago

      My wife was deported. She spent time in a CCA detention center 800 miles away from me. CCA is a FOR PROFIT organization that sticks it to the the deported and to those that stay behind. They even served canned bananas as a dessert. Has anybody ever heard of canned bananas? Their visitation hours are minimal, the visitation rules change as as the day goes which depends on the mood of the guard. I don't give CCA high marks.

    • Heidi Jones PEMBROKE PINES, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Such a facility in the proposed location is such an obvious mistake. It is bureaucracy and politics at its worse, and to the detriment of the area's resident families and schools. We expect our state and federal representatives to convey our outrage and keep this facility away from our community, and moved into a sparsely populated area.

    • R Greenberg PEMBROKE PINES, FL
      • almost 3 years ago
    • Laura Santiago PEMBROKE PINES, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      A residential neighborhood is NOT an appropriate place for any sort of prison / detention center. Listen to the residents - WE DON'T WANT THIS HERE.


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