During National Day of Action, FL immigration advocates call for reform

Florida immigration advocates called on Sept. 15 for the closure of immigration detention centers. They gathered at the First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee. (Credit: Jackie Llanos)

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Immigration advocates gathered on Friday afternoon to demand closure of immigrant detention centers, including one in Northeast Florida previously criticized over reports of medical mistreatment.

The group that gathered at the First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee consisted of representatives from the ACLU of Florida, Immigrant Action Alliance, Southern Poverty Law Center, Florida People’s Advocacy Center, and Tallahassee’s National Organization for Women.

Isabel Ruano from the Immigration Action Alliance organized the

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