Child Separation

Homestead: On the front lines of the migrant children debate

Protesters hold cardboard hearts up in front of the Homestead migrant children detention facility. They hope the children across the fence can see them. (Jinitzail Hernández/CQ Roll Call)

The immigration debate in southern Florida is not like those of any of the other detention centers around the U.S. Homestead sits on 55-acres of land sandwiched between buildings abandoned due to hurricane damage and the Homestead Air Reserve Base. The ground is a mix of gravel and grass and locals say heavy rains hit every afternoon.

I.C.E, C.B.P. and O.R.R. What's the difference, explained

The Defund Hate campaign holds a protest in the Russell Rotunda to honor immigrants who died in ICE and CBP detention on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Refugee Resettlement have been at the epicenter of the border debate and reports of grisly conditions continue to surface.