Decision on proposed ICE detention center postponed

New meeting scheduled Dec. 14

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A decision on an agreement to provide water and sewer services to a proposed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center was postponed Wednesday night.

Pembroke Pines city commissioners scheduled a Dec. 14 meeting for residents to learn more about the agreement and to voice their opinions.

Dozens of people attended a meeting Wednesday night expecting to offer their input before commissioners voted on whether to terminate the public services deal made with the Correction Corporation of America that will operate the 1,400 bed facility in Southwest Ranches.

Instead, commissioners decided to defer any action until residents had a chance to speak.

Residents said they were unaware that their tax dollars would go towards water and sewer for the facility that many don't want built.

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