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Migrant children removed from controversial Florida facility

All unaccompanied migrant children housed at a controversial south Florida facility have been removed, the federal Administration for Children and Families said Saturday. The Homestead facility, south of Miami, sheltered about 14,300 children since it was activated in March 2018 to house unaccompanied minors apprehended by the US Department of …

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Migrant child detention camp emptying out: HHS

A Florida detention camp that has housed thousands of undocumented migrant children is emptying out, federal officials said Saturday. Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman Evelyn Stauffer said in an email that all children who had been at the facility are now either with family members or at smaller state-licensed …

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Yes, Homestead children get less phone time than prisoners

CBSMiami, Facing South Florida: One-On-One With Rep. Donna Shalala, July 21, 2019 U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala press release, Reps. Shalala, Wasserman Schultz, Mucarsel-Powell Call for Closure of Homestead Temporary Migrant Shelter, June 4, 2019 C-SPAN, U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala testimony, June 12, 2019 Office of Refugee Resettlement, Children Entering the …

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Homestead, Florida, detention center: Protesters in South Florida want detention center for kids shut down

Homestead, Fla. — 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 held …

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Homestead Leaders Applaud OHA for Housing Program Investment

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs awarded a 2-year grant of $484,114 to the nonprofit, Homestead Community Development Corporation also known as the Homestead Housing Authority. HCDC provides economic development and housing services, including financial literacy, foreclosure prevention, mercantile business training and tiny home technical assistance. HCDC was founded by the …

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South Florida Priest Arrested on Sexual Battery Charge

A priest in Homestead has been charged with sexual battery of a physically incapacitated victim. Jean Claude Jean-Philippe, 64, remained jailed at Miami-Dade County’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Saturday, according to online records. Philippe is listed as the Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s parochial vicar. The church – which …

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Homestead priest accused of drugging, sexually assaulting parishioner

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A Roman Catholic priest in Homestead was arrested Friday after police said he drugged and sexually assaulted a former parishioner. The Rev. Jean-Claude Jean-Phillippe, 64, faces a charge of sexual battery on a victim who was physically incapacitated. Jean-Phillippe serves as a parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Catholic Church …

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