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.
This is the Trump administration’s largest shelter and it has been a magnet to reporters, protesters and members of congress. Not because it replicates any of the other detention centers around the country, but precisely because it stands alone.
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