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Campaigns gear up for, against ICE detention center in Southwest Broward

Published: Feb 24, 2012 By: DANIEL CHANG - MIAMI HERALD

"Well ahead of November’s general elections, a vigorous campaign has been launched for the hearts and minds of voters in Southwest Broward — not by any particular political candidate, but by forces on either side of the debate over a planned federal immigration detention center.

Faced with months of withering opposition from area homeowners and outside immigration-reform advocates, Corrections Corporation of America, the private prison contractor bidding to build the facility, has begun promoting the project through a website, automatic telephone calls and glossy mailers delivered to every registered voter in the two communities that would be most affected: Southwest Ranches, where the detention center would be located, and Pembroke Pines, which would absorb much of the traffic and provide many of the facility’s utilities and services."

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