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Brush Fire Burns Nearly 600 Acres in Miami-Dade; Part of Krome Avenue Still Closed

Krome Ave. between Kendall Drive and SW 8th St. still closed due to brush fire.

Large Brush Fire Closes Section of Krome Avenue in West Miami-Dade

TRAFFIC ALERT - Krome Avenue between Kendall Drive and SW 8th Street temporarily closed to traffic due to large fire.

TRAFFIC ALERT: 🚨 A large brush fire Monday caused authorities to shut down Krome Avenue between Kendall Drive and Southwest Eighth Street in west Miami-Dade.

"Krome has aggressively implemented CDC's COVID-19 precautions. They also have a top notch Behavioral Health Unit to treat detainees who have special needs.” — Tony Pham, ICE SOPDD

Yesterday, SOPDD Tony Pham visited the Miami ICE offices and Krome North Service Processing Center, an ACA and NCCHC accredited facility, to thank the hard working men and women of ICE for their compassionate and professional care of detainees.

A letter, written by Tlaib and U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Andre Carson of Indiana said Muslim ICE detainees at the Krome detention facility in Miami were reportedly forced to choose between eating pork or eating rotten halal food.

Attorneys report alleged violation of Krome detainees’ religious rights; ICE denies accusations

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When Muslim immigrants complained to ICE staff and Krome’s chaplain, they were repeatedly ignored, and the chaplain told them, “IT IS WHAT IT IS" via @HuffPostPol  @Rowaida_Abdel 

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ICE is feeding Muslim detainees pork at its Krome detention center in Miami and its chaplain dismisses this basic, deliberate dignity violation by saying “it is what it is.”

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A Miami ICE facility is serving Muslims pork, say rights groups, telling detainees: "It is what it is." Krome is pre-plating meals due to the virus, but halal ones are often expired and cause diarrhea/vomiting, says @MuslimAdvocates . The other options are often pork, or nothing.

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NEW: Every immigration detainee who gets booked into the Krome detention center in West Miami-Dade will be tested for the coronavirus starting Thursday, immigration officials told a Miami federal judge.

BREAKING: Coronavirus cases at an immigration detention center in Broward skyrocketed over the weekend after dozens of detainees were transferred there from the Krome center in Miami-Dade County.

NEW: An immigration inmate who tested positive for the coronavirus while at Miami’s Krome detention center is going to be released, according to court records.

NEW: The Krome detention center has placed 238 immigration detainees in quarantine after they were exposed to the coronavirus, the head of the south Miami-Dade facility told a federal judge Wednesday.

Two employees who work at the Krome detention center, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility that houses immigration detainees in Miami-Dade, tested positive for the coronavirus, ICE officials confirm.

South Florida immigration detention centers, including Krome and BTC, will as of Friday prohibit visitors from visiting detainees. The move was made just hours after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.

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