Scores protest outside Florida detention center for immigrant kids

World / Social Issues Jun 17, 2019

Scores protest outside Florida detention center for immigrant kids

Clutching signs and umbrellas against a drenching downpour, scores of people protested Sunday outside a South Florida facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children. A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said they want the Homestead detention center closed. Protesters ...

Boeing 737 slides into Florida river with 136 on board; no fatalities

World May 4, 2019

Boeing 737 slides into Florida river with 136 on board; no fatalities

A Boeing 737 commercial jet with 136 people on board slid into the St. John's River near Jacksonville, Florida after landing on Friday, a spokesman for Naval Air Station Jacksonville said. There were no reports of fatalities. The flight arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay went ...

World May 3, 2019

Florida passes measure to ban 'sanctuary cities'

Lawmakers in Florida on Thursday passed a bill prohibiting so-called sanctuary cities, requiring local law enforcement to cooperate with immigration authorities. The measure comes as President Donald Trump pushes policies aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration, while frequently demonizing the migrants as criminals. Florida's lower ...