Florida residents oppose detention centre

Residents say they were not consulted and that the prison will ruin their neighbourhood.

    A plan to build one of North America's largest immigrant detention centres is being met with strong opposition by residents of Southwest Ranches in Florida.

    The say they were not consulted about the construction and that the prison will ruin their neighbourhood.

    But many people are also concerned about the high number - an estimated three million over the last 10 years - of immigrants being incarcerated by the largely profit-making, privatised US facilities.

    Andy Gallacher reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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