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‘Lives continue to be in danger’: Lawmakers want FL migrant detention center to close – Miami Herald

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes

“A group of 17 members of Congress asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday to shutter a Florida detention center that houses migrant detainees and that is at the heart of multiple complaints made to the Biden administration.

The Feb. 2 letter points to a slew of recent grievances from immigration advocates and watchdog groups, including allegations of sexual misconduct, medical negligence, racist violence and more at the Glades County Detention Center. The county jail, near Lake Okeechobee and west of Palm Beach County, is run by the county sheriff’s office and has a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold immigrants in federal custody.”

Read the full article at the Miami Herald.