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Activists Plan March to Close the Homestead Child Detention Camp

8 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
Within the last 30 days, lawyers have alleged that children inside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children are miserable. The Trump administration responded by cutting away the kids' already paltry recess time, English classes, and even legal aid.

Miami Needs to Talk About Mental Health

4 months ago by Minhae Shim Roth
When I tell you I moved down to Miami for the weather, I really mean I moved to South Florida to escape my depression. I’m not alone. Many people believe the Magic City, with its brilliant sunsets and never-ending attractions, will redeem them from darkness. The...

Trump Administration Cancels Legal Aid, Recreation, English Classes for Homestead Shelter Kids

12 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
The federal government today announced that it's canceling the kids' recreation time, English classes, and even access to legal aid. Immigrant advocates warn the decision likely violates multiple federal laws. Other critics have noted that even American prisoners are afforded recreational and educational time.

Feds Whacked New Florida Health Chief for Failing to Probe Hundreds of Disabled Deaths, Sexual Assaults

5 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
When Donald Trump chose Mary Mayhew to run the nation's Medicare and Medicaid programs in 2018, Maine residents were alarmed: From 2011 to 2017, Mayhew had run that state's medical programs. She was so psychotically focused on cutting medical programs for the poor that she became known as "Mary Mayhem." Oddly, she stepped down three months later.

Job Ad for Homestead Child Migrant Center Says Staff Must Be Able to Physically Restrain Kids

2 months ago by Brittany Shammas
To get a job as a youth care worker at the Homestead facility for migrant children, applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma, and pass a background check. And — in a detail that troubles advocates — they have to be physically able to restrain or coerce kids.

Here's a History of John Kelly's Ties to Miami's Child Migrant Camp

1 month ago by Jerry Iannelli
This past Friday, CBS News confirmed that John Kelly — the former Homeland Security chief and White House chief of staff under Donald Trump — had joined the board of Caliburn International, the for-profit company that runs the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in South Miami-Dade. The news is...

U.S. Spends $500,000 a Day on Homestead Child-Migrant Camp

8 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
The Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children costs $17 million per month to run.

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

27 days ago by Jesse Scott
Thursday Ever wanted to shake your ass in a fountain? Well, here's your chance. The City of Miami Beach is turning the picturesque Normandy Fountain into a full-fledged Buenos Aires-inspired fiesta. The affair, Milonga Under the Stars, will offer a tango class and performance by True Tango, libations for purchase,...

New Florida Health Chief Was Once Tied to Record-Shredding Scandal

5 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
Mary "Mayhem" Mayhew, Florida's new Medicaid chief, was accused of all kinds of misdeeds while running Maine's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). She was repeatedly sued and fined for failing to follow various rules while working under then-Gov. Paul LePage. Yesterday, New Times recounted how the federal government in...

Amid Dueling Protests, Anabelle Lima-Taub Promotes Islamophobic Website With Ties to Pizzagate Conspiracy Theory UPDATED

5 months ago by Brittany Shammas
Earlier this month, Israeli-born Hallandale Beach Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub called Rashida Tlaib, one of America's first two Muslim congresswomen, a "Hamas-loving anti-Semite" who might someday "become a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill.” Lima-Taub was then widely condemned for her big mouth, even by the Anti-Defamation League. But the commissioner won't back down...

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