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El Nuevo Herald

El Nuevo Herald

Miami, FL

(305) 376-2820


Cientos de niños inmigrantes ahora están retenidos en un refugio de Homestead
06/18/2018 7:32pm

El gobierno del presidente Donald Trump ha abierto nuevamente un albergue en Homestead que fue utilizado en años recientes para alojar a menores indocumentados que entraron solos al país. La … Click to Continue »

FIU quería un puente espectacular. Pero el diseño tenía una falla clave, dicen expertos
06/18/2018 1:30pm

Todo empezó con la idea de un puente peatonal para que los estudiantes cruzaran con seguridad por encima de la concurrida Tamiami Trail. Pero impulsado por millones de dólares en … Click to Continue »

No es un caso de 'viene el lobo'. Inundaciones en Florida impactarán el bolsillo de todos
06/18/2018 5:47pm

Si considera que el aumento del nivel del mar no es motivo de preocupación en la Florida porque su casa no está cerca del agua, pues está ignorando una realidad … Click to Continue »

Influyentes de Florida consideran la desigualdad y la educación los temas principales de los comicios del 2018
06/18/2018 4:00am

La profunda brecha entre ricos y pobres y la falta de una educación de calidad para todos son los temas más apremiantes que enfrenta la Florida, y en su conjunto … Click to Continue »

Este caimán estaba a punto de ser la cena de una pitón. Pero un cazador lo impidió
06/18/2018 9:59am

Una pitón de diez pies de largo estaba a punto de comerse a un caimán de mediano tamaño en los pantanos de los Everglades, en Florida. La serpiente trataba de … Click to Continue »

Miami New Times

Miami New Times

2750 NW 3 Ave
Miami, FL 33127   Directions

(305) 576-8000


Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in Broward County
06/18/2018 3:44pm

XXXTentacion, a sensational rapper whose skyrocketing career was rocked by criminal charges of domestic abuse, was shot dead in Deerfield Beach this afternoon. TMZ first reported the shooting, which was later confirmed by the Broward Sheriff's Office. Witnesses on the scene posted graphic images of the rapper motionless in the driver's seat of a BMW. BSO pronounced him dead around 5:40 p.m.

South Florida's Fane Lozman Wins Again in Supreme Court
06/18/2018 2:25pm

Political gadfly Fane Lozman had just stepped up to the lectern at the Riviera Beach City Council meeting and begun speaking — this time about the arrest of a corrupt local politician — when one of the council members cut him off.

Feds Holding 1,000 Migrant Children at Miami-Area Compound, Lawmaker Says
06/18/2018 1:47pm

Roughly 1,000 migrant children are being held inside a secured compound in Homestead, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said today. It's unclear whether the children crossed the border on their own or whether they were taken from their parents under President Trump's new policy, which the United Nations says violates international law and which Catholic leaders have decried as "evil."

Axe Throwing Society to Open in Pompano Beach
06/18/2018 8:30am

Just a few weeks after the ax-throwing bar Chops & Hops was announced, here comes the Axe Throwing Society.

The Perfect Trip: Miami Psych Fest Brings the Weird and Avant-Garde to Downtown Miami
06/18/2018 8:03am

With only one year under its belt, the amount of coups the Perfect Trip: Miami Psych Fest has been able to pull off for its second edition is almost absurd: besides expanding to occupy both the Ground and Floyd along with netting seemingly miraculous gets on the lineup, event organizer Adam Arritola (he prefers just to go by Adam) says word of the festival has already traveled out of Miami, garnering attention from the likes of the Big Ears and Vision Festivals in Knoxville, TN and Brooklyn respectively. What’s more, critic and anthromorphic meme Anthony Fantano – the internet’s busiest music nerd – recently gave the festival a shout-out during a live stream. While many festivals of a similar scale and ambition struggle out of the gate, Miami Psych Fest has had no problem asserting its identity or reaching its target audience.

Miami Today

Miami Today

2000 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33133   Directions

(305) 358-2663


Adler unveils ambitious plan for Miami’s riverfront
06/12/2018 10:33pm

The Adler company has quite an ambitious plan to transform the downtown riverfront in Miami, and is moving toward a major redevelopment of prime real estate on the Miami River. On Monday, Adler representatives shared information on a plan that could bring a new hotel to the river, along with about 37,000 square feet of […] Related Posts: City of Miami swap of its riverfront office tower… Miami deal would use prime riverfront for vast… City swap, three-tower development on Miami River… 698 housing units planned at bend of Miami River Miami downtown riverfront targeted for three towers The post Adler unveils ambitious plan for Miami’s riverfront appeared first on Miami Today.

SeaVee Boats set to replace five sites, add 100 jobs
06/12/2018 10:29pm

SeaVee Boats is probably two to three weeks away from receiving the final necessary building permits from Miami-Dade County to begin construction of its new facility, according to Ariel Pared, one of the three original business partners who bought SeaVee Boats in 1994. The county’s Industrial Development Authority fully financed the project. SeaVee Boats will […] Related Posts: SeaVee Boats return for bond source to build plant Luxury yacht industry in Florida has best sales year Miami-Dade’s six county marinas filled, more boat… Miami-Dade County navigates tough course for more… Miami Riverside Center site swap offer extended again The post SeaVee Boats set to replace five sites, add 100 jobs appeared first on Miami Today.

Arab Health in Dubai meant $69 million to Florida
06/12/2018 10:26pm

Florida companies had $6.2 million in sales at the 2018 Arab Health event in United Arab Emirates in Dubai in February and are projecting $63 million more in sales over the next three years as a result of the business ties made at the event, according to data aggregated by Enterprise Florida. Florida was the […] Related Posts: Arab Health event in Dubai showcases eight Miami-Dade firms Medica Trade Fair, largest medical trade show, a… Enterprise Florida is jetting off to South Africa State Honduran mission yields big sales Singapore Air Show draws 10 participating companies… The post Arab Health in Dubai meant $69 million to Florida appeared first on Miami Today.

Jungle Island to jump-start transit link to Miami Beach
06/12/2018 10:21pm

As part of a proposed lease extension for city-owned land on Watson Island, Jungle Island has committed to fund purchase of a City of Miami trolley – which could become the first piece of a long-awaited public transportation link between the city and Miami Beach. The trolley was one of many commitments made Friday at […] Related Posts: Special meeting targets Jungle Island lease on Watson Island Voters get last word on Jungle Island hotel, lease extension City targets Watson Island land for future monetization New Jungle Island operator plans broad investments, changes Seaplane base revival faces city vote The post Jungle Island to jump-start transit link to Miami Beach appeared first on Miami Today.

Sales build for Miami’s luxury real estate
06/12/2018 10:17pm

The crème de la crème of luxury real estate continues to sell like hotcakes. Homes and condos at the top 10% of the entire market show higher sales this year than last. Ron Shuffield, president of EWM Realty International, sees a healthier market: “We’re starting to rebuild our level of activity. Our sales are up […] Related Posts: Grove housing tight, prices rising Miami-Dade County’s supply of luxury condos for sale… Miami-Dade real estate resales top $1 billion for month Million-dollar-and-up Gables homes sell well Billionaire buyers chased waterfront estates The post Sales build for Miami’s luxury real estate appeared first on Miami Today.

South Florida Business Journal

South Florida Business Journal

80 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130   Directions

(786) 533-8250


Dental company with 60 locations hires CEO away from rival
06/18/2018 5:28pm

Boca Raton-based Sage Dental Management, which has over 60 offices in Florida and Georgia, named Thomas Marler president and CEO.  He was recently president and CEO of Plano, Texas-based Dental One, which has 163 offices in 13 states. Marler’s other former jobs included CEO at Intelident Solutions in Tampa and president of the North Florida/Gulf Coast region of Verizon Wireless.  Sage Dental provides administrative support services and facilities for the Sage Dental-branded offices, which offer…

Ryder acquires trucking firm in major metro market
06/18/2018 5:13pm

Ryder System acquired Metro Truck & Tractor Leasing, which operates in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed by Miami-based Ryder (NYSE: R). The acquired business has facilities in Baltimore and Beltsville, Maryland that offer truck leasing, rental and maintenance to over 150 customers. It has a fleet exceeding 900 units. Ryder also purchased mobile maintenance vehicles to serve its customers in the Washington and Baltimore areas. “This acquisition…

Broward medical lab files Chapter 11 with $3.8M in debt
06/18/2018 2:07pm

The company once had over $4 million in revenue.

Brickell office condos face $3M foreclosure
06/18/2018 12:46pm

The 20-story building was converted to office condos in 2008.

13th Floor buys 110-acre development site in Delray Beach
06/18/2018 12:40pm

The homes will be priced from the $300,000s to the $500,000s.

The Miami Herald

The Miami Herald

3511 NW 91 Ave
Miami, FL 33172   Directions

(800) 843-4372


Up to 1,000 children held by immigration authorities now living in Homestead compound
06/18/2018 7:29pm

The Trump administration has reopened a 1,000-bed Homestead facility that once housed minors who entered the country illegally and alone, reviving a compound at a time when the White House … Click to Continue »

Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead outside South Florida motorcycle shop
06/18/2018 3:52pm

South Florida underground rapper XXXTentacion, who became a rising star amid a swirl of criminal charges and controversies over domestic abuse, was murdered on Monday afternoon as he sat behind … Click to Continue »

Miami Republicans condemn Trump policy of separating families at the border
06/18/2018 4:59pm

Republicans from Miami-Dade on Monday condemned the Trump administration's decision to separate families crossing the southern border, with adults being sent to detention centers while their children are housed in … Click to Continue »

Undocumented immigrant killed two women in Miami, dumped bodies on street, police say
06/18/2018 9:07pm

A Honduran national in the United States illegally has been charged with killing two women in Miami over the past three months and dumping their bodies on the street, police … Click to Continue »

In latest of a flurry of court actions, smoking medical marijuana is prohibited again
06/18/2018 8:50pm

In a widely expected move, an appellate court Monday refused to lift a stay on a Tallahassee judge’s ruling that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana if their doctors … Click to Continue »

WAMI-DT

WAMI-DT

Miami, FL

(877) 480-3201


WFOR-TV

WFOR-TV

Miami, FL

(305) 591-4444


Florida Department Of Corrections Officer Dead In Coconut Creek Traffic Accident
06/18/2018 10:11pm

A Florida Department of Corrections officer is dead after an accident in Coconut Creek.

Stolen MSD Memorial Items Back In Safe Hands
06/18/2018 10:01pm

Memorial items stolen from outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in March are back in safe hands.

Local Congresswoman On Immigration: ‘I’ve Never Seen A Policy More Vile, More Revolting’
06/18/2018 10:00pm

The Trump Administration’s implementation of a ‘zero tolerance’ border policy has received a lot of criticism in recent weeks.

Trump’s Immigration Policy Comes Under Fire
06/18/2018 10:00pm

There were protests around the country over the weekend as the Trump administration's immigration policy comes under fire.

Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead In Apparent Robbery
06/18/2018 10:00pm

The Broward Sheriff's Office identified the victim of a deadly shooting Monday afternoon as Rapper XXXTentacion.

WPLG

WPLG

3401 W Hallandale Beach Blvd
Pembroke Park, FL 33023   Directions

(954) 364-2500


Grieving family heartbroken when deceased student is left out of yearbook
06/19/2018 2:35am

A family in Minnesota received the last school yearbook that 12-year-old Kaiden Kauffman would be pictured in but when they flipped through the pages heartbreak set in as they noticed there was no mention of him.Kaiden died in September, taking his own life after battling mental illness, according to his family. The obituary published after his death said, "He battled many mental health issues throughout his life. His family did their best to walk beside him and support him in his journey. Unfortunately it was a battle lost."When his family received this year's yearbook from Isanti Middle School, they were in disbelief."Not having his picture, his name, nothing, it was kind of like, really?" his aunt, Sarah Erickson, told CNN. "We felt that they just did it on purpose ... Almost like a punishment because he killed himself."His family was hoping to hold on to this yearbook as a lasting memory of him."We would have hoped there would have been a photo," his grandmother, Dawn Kauffman-Mace, told The Minneapolis Star Tribune. "His friends could have written notes. That would have been a lovely keepsake."The seventh-grader attended the school district in the town of Isanti since he was in preschool and he was a valued student, according to a spokeswoman for the school."We deeply value every single student in our schools. This was no different with Kaiden," said Shawna Carpentier, communications coordinator for Cambridge-Isanti School District. "This is not a light issue we have looked past. This was a very tragic situation we feel badly about ... we made an unfortunate mistake."The school reached out to Kaiden's family to acknowledge what Carpentier said was the "sincerely unintentional mistake" of leaving Kaiden out of the yearbook."Anytime a student passes away, moves away -- they're removed from class lists," Carpentier told CNN. "We definitely sympathize with his family and the grief they are going through."Kaiden's family hopes this is a teaching moment for the school and that the conversation around suicide and mental illness will continue."Suicide is something nobody wants to talk about," Erickson told The Minneapolis Star Tribune. "You can't just erase a kid and expect to prevent future suicides. Nothing changes unless it is talked about. The school failed." 

$4,000 a minute pours in to help reunite immigrant families
06/19/2018 2:20am

In less than three days, a California couple has raised over $3 million -- and counting -- through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border.Charlotte and Dave Willner were inspired to start the campaign when they saw the viral image showing a frightened, crying 2-year-old girl looking up to the adults around her after crossing the border. The girl, who was with her mother and others, had rafted across the Rio Grande and the group was stopped in Texas by US Border Patrol agents."These aren't kids we don't have to care about. They're like our kids," Charlotte Willner told the San Jose Mercury News. "When we look at the faces of these children, we can't help but see our own children's faces."The Willners originally started their fund-raising campaign named "Reunite an immigrant parent with their child" on Saturday morning with the goal of $1,500. But soon their efforts went viral.The couple chose to raise money for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a nonprofit located in Texas that offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrants and refugees. The original goal of $1,500 was the minimum amount to cover bond fees for one person, according to RAICES.By Monday night, the campaign surpassed its new $3 million goal with over 78,000 people donating to the cause."The run rate over the last 3 hours was nearly $4k every minute," posted Dave Willner on Facebook.RAICES confirmed to CNN that the organization has been in contact with the couple since Saturday."We do not have the words to thank Charlotte and Dave Willner," RAICES posted on Facebook. "We've been occasionally crying around the office all day when we check the fundraising totals. There are terrible things happening in the world. And there are many people who are deciding not to look away but to do something."

Bus line employee tells passengers they have to be Americans to ride
06/19/2018 12:35am

A bus company employee in Maine told a group of passengers they had to be US citizens in order to ride a bus after an officer from US Customs and Border Protection inquired about their citizenship.The incident, which happened on Memorial Day in Bangor, was captured in cell phone video recorded by a Massachusetts man, Alec Larson. He was asked about his citizenship at the bus terminal as he and his girlfriend were boarding a Concord Coach Lines bus for the trip home to Boston.They witnessed two Customs and Border Protection agents hanging out and smoking with two Concord employees. Larson said he and his girlfriend didn't think anything of it until each agent stood on each side of the bus' door.That's when Larson decided to start recording because he had heard about similar situations happening in the past."I kind of anticipated why they were there. I didn't want to cause a scene, or stick the camera to anyone's face, just wanted to document what was going on," he told CNN. "The agents began to question people if they were US citizens. Many, including myself and my girlfriend, chose to decline to answer. The agent nodded and kept walking."Then in the video Larson's girlfriend asks the bus employee, who helped load passengers' luggage, if someone had to be a US citizen to take the bus. The man replies, "yes." Bus company says employee 'misspoke' The unidentified bus employee was mistaken when he said that, an executive with Concord Coach Lines said."He was asked a question that he's never been asked before and he misspoke," Benjamin Blunt, vice president of Concord Coach Lines, told CNN. "He feels badly about it." Blunt said the man, whom he declined to identify, was not disciplined by the bus company.Concord doesn't collaborate with Customs and Border Protection, the bus line said in a statement, and it supports "our passengers' rights to decline to answer questions from (Customs and Border Protection). It will have no bearing on whether we allow them to ride with us or not."Border Patrol can ask you if you're a citizen of the United States, but, depending on the situation, you don't have to answer question, according to the ACLU. US actually has a 100-mile border zone Many are surprised to see Border Patrol agents working so far from the US border with Canada or Mexico.But Border Patrol agents work in a far wider geographic area. According to federal regulations, the agency's expanded search authority to conduct immigration checks extends anywhere within a "reasonable distance" of 100 air miles from US land borders and coastlines."Although most Border Patrol work is conducted in the immediate border area, agents have broad law enforcement authorities, including the authority to question individuals, make arrests, and take and consider evidence," Stephanie Malin, a spokeswoman for US Customs and Border Protection, told CNN. "Enforcement actions away from the border are within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Border Patrol and performed in direct support of immediate border enforcement efforts and as a means of preventing smuggling and criminal organizations from exploiting existing transportation hubs to travel to the interior of the United States."Conducting immigration checks in the 100-mile zone isn't a new practice, and this isn't a new debate. But it's been getting more attention lately as the Trump administration ratchets up its crackdown on illegal immigration.Two-thirds of the US lives inside this so-called 100-mile border zone, which includes several entire states, including Florida, Michigan, Maine and Hawaii, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Passenger: They were 'targeting brown-skin people' Larson's video was widely circulated online thanks to a Facebook post from the ACLU of New Hampshire in which Gilles Bissonnette, the state group's legal director, blasts the agents' actions.Larson said his girlfriend asked the bus employee if you had to be an American to ride the bus because the officer's questions angered her."My girlfriend was outraged. I could see a few people who were physically angry to see what was going on, mainly because we could tell that they were mainly targeting brown-skin people," he said."When I got in the bus, I noticed that the last person in the line had to pull out his identification. I am not sure how he answered the question about being a citizen but when he came back in the bus, I could see he was frustrated and overheard him saying that he felt fortunate he had all his paperwork with him."

Number of refugees - 68 million - hits five-year high, UN says
06/18/2018 11:47pm

More than 68 million people were forced to flee their homes last year as a result of war, violence and other forms of persecution, according to a new report from the UN's refugee agency.The number of displaced people hit a record high -- up from 65.6 million in 2016 -- according to the annual UNHCR Global Trends report published Tuesday.The UNHCR noted that the Syrian war had once again played a role in driving up the figures across the globe. But it also noted that substantial growth had come from new displacement in other developing countries -- such as in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Myanmar.To illustrate the mammoth number of people on the move, the UNHCR said the latest trends suggested that on average last year, a person became displaced every two seconds.One in every 110 people on the planet is a refugee, is internally displaced or is seeking asylum, the report states. 'No one becomes a refugee by choice' UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the world had reached a critical turning point, indicating that a global deal on refugees was critical."We are at a watershed, where success in managing forced displacement globally requires a new and far more comprehensive approach so that countries and communities aren't left dealing with this alone," Grandi said in a statement."But there is reason for some hope. Fourteen countries are already pioneering a new blueprint for responding to refugee situations and in a matter of months a new Global Compact on Refugees will be ready for adoption by the United Nations General Assembly," Grandi continued."Today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, my message to member states is please support this. No one becomes a refugee by choice; but the rest of us can have a choice about how we help." Most refugees from 5 countries The yearly report, released ahead of World Refugee Day on Wednesday, provided several key insights into the realities of forced displacement.For the fourth year in a row, Turkey was the world's top refugee-hosting country, receiving 3.5 million refugees inside its borders. Pakistan and Uganda followed as other main countries of asylum with 1.4 million refugees respectively.Most refugees -- just over two-thirds of all refugees worldwide -- came from just five countries: Syria (6.3 million), Afghanistan (2.6 million), South Sudan (2.4 million), Myanmar (1.2 million) and Somalia (986,400).And while there is a narrative that many of the world's displaced are trying to cross the Mediterranean sea into Europe, the report said those movements actually decreased last year compared to 2016. The UNHCR found that the majority of displaced persons remained closer to home, with four out of five refugees remaining in countries next door to their own. Only a relatively smaller amount of people ventured further afield to seek protection from persecution, the organization added.With 331,700 requests, the United States received the most new asylum claims, followed by Germany, Italy and Turkey.Meanwhile, 138,700 unaccompanied and separated child refugees and asylum seekers were reported in 2017 by 63 UNHCR operations, the report said.The report highlighted that conflicts remained a strong driver of displacement, with around five million people returning to their countries of origin in 2017.

Children, parents are separated at the border. Here's what we know
06/18/2018 11:41pm

Federal authorities have separated at least 2,000 children from their parents at the border as part of the Trump administration's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration and stop other immigrants from making the trek.While officials trade blame over who's responsible and what should happen next, the practice is drawing growing attention from lawmakers, advocacy groups and everyday Americans.With accusations flying and details emerging at a rapid pace, here's a quick look at some of the major questions about what's happening -- and what we know so far: Why are families being separated? The Trump administration announced a new policy in May, saying authorities would criminally prosecute anyone who crosses the border illegally. The result: While they face prosecution, parents are now held in federal prisons -- where their children can't be held with them.Previous administrations largely opted not to pursue criminal charges against people who crossed illegally with children, referring them instead mostly to immigration courts. Where is this happening? Administration officials say that this is only happening to families who enter the United States illegally, crossing between ports of entry.The American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy organizations say that's not true. These groups say they've documented cases of parents who've claimed asylum at ports of entry and also had their children taken away.Department of Homeland Security officials maintain that aside from prosecutions, they only separate adults and children if a familial or custodial relationship cannot be verified, or if they are concerned about the well-being of the child. Is this new? Yes and no. More children are being separated from their parents at the border as a result of the Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy -- around 2,000 since May, according to the latest statistics officials have released. And that's no accident; officials have indicated they implemented the new policy to deter more immigrants from coming to the United States.But family separations were happening before officials announced the policy.In April, the Department of Health and Human Services told The New York Times that approximately 700 children had been taken from families at the border in the six preceding months.This had also occurred in some individual cases under past administrations as well -- but not at the scale we're seeing currently.It has long been a misdemeanor federal offense to be caught illegally entering the country, punishable by up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine. But previous US administrations generally didn't refer everyone caught for prosecution. Those who were apprehended were put into immigration proceedings and faced deportation from the country, unless they qualified to pursue an asylum claim. Is it working the way administration officials expected? No, as internal Department of Homeland Security documents obtained by CNN show.Administration officials predicted the zero-tolerance policy would deter immigrants from trying to enter the United States illegally. Instead, publicly released data showed a roughly 5% uptick in the number of people caught crossing the border illegally in May when compared to figures from April, including a big jump in unaccompanied children. What's happening to the kids after they're separated from their parents? Most are taken to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement. These facilities were originally set up to house unaccompanied minors -- children who crossed the border without parents or legal guardians. As a result of the administration's new policy, these so-called shelters are also increasingly housing children who crossed the border with their parents and were subsequently separated from them.Currently there are a total of more than 11,700 children in the office's custody, according to officials.Immigrant rights organizations say holding children in such facilities -- especially children who were taken from their parents -- is cruel and inhumane. Officials have categorically denied such accusations, characterizing them as misleading reports from advocacy groups and media outlets."It is important to note that these minors are very well taken care of. Don't believe the press. ... We operate according to some of the very highest standards in the country," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday. How do parents and kids find each other again? Officials are giving immigrant parents a toll-free number to call to help find their kids. Lawyers and organizations say the overwhelmed system isn't working -- and that some parents have even been deported without their kids.Federal agencies have said they seek to reunite families, but have offered no policies that put the onus on the government to do so. I've heard administration officials say their hands are tied. Is that true? In a contentious White House press briefing Monday, Nielsen reiterated a false claim administration officials have made many times: that only Congress can stop family separations from happening by changing the law."It's a law passed by the United States Congress," Nielsen said. "Rather than fixing the law, Congress is asking those of us who enforce the law to turn our backs on the law and not enforce the law."CNN legal analyst and former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram said it's "completely a falsehood" to say family separations are required by law."Nothing could be further from the truth. The law does not require this. I think everything she said confirmed that this is a policy and it's a choice that they're making." Who supports this approach? Most Republicans, according to a new CNN poll.In the poll, conducted by SSRS and released Monday, 58% of Republicans said they approved of the family separations, while two-thirds of Americans said they disapproved of the practice.Even as criticism mounts, the administration has doubled down on its defense, arguing it's no different than what happens when any US citizen is charged with a crime and jailed."Illegal actions have and must have consequences," Nielsen said Monday. "No more free passes, no more get out of jail free cards." And who's against it? Doctors, religious leaders, the United Nations and politicians on both sides of the aisle have criticized the administration's use of family separations.Last week, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics told CNN it was "nothing less than government-sanctioned child abuse." Catholic leaders have slammed the practice as "immoral." And over the weekend, former first lady Laura Bush penned a blistering critique of the practice."Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso," she wrote in the Washington Post. "These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in US history." How does the administration respond to accusations of child abuse? Nielsen flatly denied that family separations amount to child abuse."We have high standards. We give them meals and we give them education and we give them medical care. There are videos, there are TVs," Nielsen said in response to a question from CNN's Jeff Zeleny on Monday. "I visited the detention centers myself."Asked whether children were being separated from their parents as pawns to get border wall funding, Nielsen denied that assertion."The children are not being used as a pawn. We're trying to protect the children," she said, "which is why I'm asking Congress to act." What role does Congress have in all this? Democratic lawmakers have been pushing hard on this issue, making trips to the border and speaking out publicly about what they've observed -- and what they haven't been allowed to see.Some in Congress have suggested they'll pass legislation to block the separations. But like so much about immigration, that's much tougher than it sounds.Senate Democrats are pushing a measure that would address family separations alone. Republicans are pushing a broader approach that ties the family separation issue to other immigration policies.

WTVJ - NBC 6

WTVJ - NBC 6

15000 SW 27th St
Miramar, FL 33027   Directions

(954) 622-6000


Rapper XXXTentacion Shot and Killed in Deerfield Beach
06/18/2018 10:36pm

South Florida rapper XXXTentacion has died after he was shot during a possible robbery in Deerfield Beach Monday, officials said.The 20-year-old singer, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot outside Riva Motorsports at 3671 N. Dixie Highway just before 4 p.m., Broward Sheriff's Office officials said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, officials said.Several deputies were at the scene examining a black BMW that was believed to be the rapper's car.Officials say he was leaving the motorcycle shop when he was approached by two armed suspects. At least one of the suspects opened fire, hitting the rapper."He was in his vehicle attempting to leave the premises when he was confronted by the suspects," BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said.The suspects fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV, officials said.XXXTentacion, who had a Top 10 pop hit with "Sad!" and saw his sophomore album reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last month, was awaiting trial on aggravated battery, domestic battery and false imprisonment charges after he was accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend.Miami-Dade court records show he was due in court next week for a hearing in the case.Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections, NBC 6

Boy Hurt in Drive-By Shooting Outside SW Miami-Dade Home
06/18/2018 10:36pm

A child was rushed to the hospital after reportedly being shot in the leg while playing outside of a Southwest Miami-Dade home Monday.Police responded to the scene at Southwest 104th Avenue and 177th Street just after 12:30 p.m., where the 10-year-old male child was found and taken to an area hospital.Family members said the boy was sitting in the yard when the shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. They said someone drove by the home and started shooting, and said the boy was hit twice after at least six shots were fired.Officials have not released any information on the shooting investigation or who they may be looking for.The child's condition was unknown.Stay tuned to NBC 6 on air and online for updatesPhoto Credit: NBC 6

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Living at Homestead Facility
06/18/2018 8:42pm

About 2,000 children have been separated from their families since the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on undocumented immigration was announced two months ago, and some of the children are being brought to South Florida.There are three centers for undocumented children in South Florida, including one in Homestead.Nora Sandigo, whose nonprofit organization is trying to help at least 70 of those children who ended up in South Florida in the past couple months, said some of the kids are babies."It is cruel, it is inhumane and it is evil," Sandigo said. "They are alone, they are suffering so much, they are crying cause they do not understand the laws of the country."During a discussion on immigration Monday, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said there are hundreds of kids at the Homestead facility."I’m just learning that this Homestead facility has reopened and now has over a thousand kids," she said.The federal government spends tens of millions of dollars a year to accommodate up to 1,200 unaccompanied minors in Miami-Dade and most of them are contracted to be at an emergency shelter in Homestead.It's unknown if any of the recently separated children are at the facility. But the feds issued an emergency contract last month that doubled the capacity from 500 to 1,000."Why am I having to learn about this from immigration advocates? Because this is a secretive administration that knows that they are doing something immoral and wrong," Wasserman Schultz said.Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said he would be visiting the Homestead facility Tuesday.Photo Credit: NBC 6

Customers Take Cover From Gunman at North Miami Denny's
06/18/2018 7:12pm

Customers at a South Florida Denny's restaurant are seen dropping to the ground in surveillance footage after a man pulled out a rifle in the parking lot.North Miami Police say the incident happened Sunday at the restaurant at 12105 Biscayne Boulevard when the suspect started arguing with a family that was there to have dinner. Alligator on Runway Delays Plane at Orlando Airport "The family was waiting to be seated, he made some off comment about one of the young ladies that was with them," North Miami Police spokeswoman Annmarie Cardona said.An employee asked the man to leave but while he did he allegedly said "Denny's is not safe." The man left but not for long. Suspect Viewed Porn After Random Tampa Killings: Documents "Shortly thereafter he returns in that same vehicle, exits the vehicle brandishing a black rifle," Cardona said.Customers took cover by hiding under tables. No shots were fired and no one was injured, but police are looking for the man. Man Struck by Lightning Near Margate Apartment Complex "You don't know what the intent was, you don't know what he could do, if not this Denny's then another establishment," Cardona said. "So that's why we’re asking the community please reach out, contact the police department."Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.Photo Credit: North Miami Police

Miami Man Now Charged in Murder of Second Woman
06/18/2018 8:53pm

A man accused of murdering a woman and dumping her body on a Miami street is facing a second murder charge after authorities say he killed another woman and dumped the body on the side of the road back in March.Juan Carlos Hernandez-Caseres, 37, is facing two first-degree murder charges in the killings, Miami-Dade Police say. Alligator on Runway Delays Plane at Orlando Airport Hernandez-Caseres was arrested Saturday in the killing of 42-year-old Ann Farran, whose body was found near Northwest 25th Avenue and 38th Street early Wednesday morning.Hernandez-Caseres told police he met the victim for "the purpose of offering money to pay for sex," an arrest report said. According to Hernandez-Caseres, the pair started arguing and he became enraged, punching the victim in the throat and neck. He then told police he left the woman's unconscious body on the sidewalk. Suspect Viewed Porn After Random Tampa Killings: Documents The cause of death was determined to be strangulation, according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner.Police say Hernandez-Caseres is also responsible for the killing of 38-year-old Neidy Roche, whose body was discovered in the 3000 block of Northwest 26th Avenue on March 2. Roche, who was homeless and a prostitute, was pronounced dead at the scene and was later determined to have been choked to death, an arrest report said. Man Struck by Lightning Near Margate Apartment Complex According to the report, surveillance footage showed a suspect park a car on the street, get out and crouch down. The body of Roche was found in the swale several minutes later, and it was later determined she had been strangled, the report said.The report said detectives were able to take a DNA sample from a Coke can Hernandez-Caseres had used, and that it matched DNA found on Roche's body.Police said Hernandez-Caseres later confessed to both killings.Hernandez-Caseres appeared in court Monday where he was ordered held without bond and appointed a public defender. Prosecutors announced they would be seeking the death penalty for Hernandez-Caseres.Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections

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