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Crimmigration at Krome
Processing center or prison?
University of Miami | Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees
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Wesley Foundation Gallery
1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
January 23, 2017February 17, 2017

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Florida: Crimmigration at Krome
Processing center or prison?
University of Miami | Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees

In 1980, Fidel Castro opened the Mariel Port, and approximately 125,000 Cubans left en masse. At the same time, more than 10,000 Haitians fled the Duvalier regime and landed in the United States. The U.S. government established a makeshift processing center at a former missile site, Krome North and South, to house and manage the unprecedented number of Caribbean migrants. While the Refugee Act of 1980 opened more opportunities for asylum seekers, all too often Haitians arriving in the U.S. faced discrimination and deportation, and after 1980, detention at centers like Krome. After 1996 legislation merged immigration law violations and criminal charges, overcrowding became a significant concern. Since 9/11, Krome’s population has diversified; today its 600 male detainees include foreign nationals from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia, as well as the Caribbean.

Our Point of View

A group of ten juniors and seniors originating from Hungary, Ethiopia, Canada, Tennessee, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, and Florida, we researched the history of Miami’s Krome North Processing Center and participated in a volunteer visitation program that aims to end isolation at Krome. Our visits with men from Haiti, Trinidad, Jamaica, Honduras, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Somalia, and India showed us how criminal and immigrant detention intersect in the post-9/11 era.

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Processing center or prison?
Florida: Crimmigration at Krome
Processing center or prison?
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Student Reflection: Crimmigration and Immigrant Detention in South Florida
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Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees

Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees organized regular visits from University of Miami students to people held in the Krome Detention Center. Conversations during these visits informed the Florida chapter of States of Incarceration.

Contribute a Story
Student Reflection: Crimmigration and Immigrant Detention in South Florida
Local Issue
Partner
Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees

Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees organized regular visits from University of Miami students to people held in the Krome Detention Center. Conversations during these visits informed the Florida chapter of States of Incarceration.

National Exhibition Venue    Wesley Foundation Gallery

Public Dialogues and Events
| January 23 – February 17, 2017

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Exhibition
Feb 4, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

States of Incarceration UMiami Exhibition Opening and Reception: Mass Story Lab

Description: 

The Krome Processing Center opened in 1980 to house the more than 100,000 migrants who arrived in the U.S from Haiti and Cuba. The Center now detains immigrants from over 30 countries. In this Mass Story Lab, we hear the stories of people detained at Krome over the last 35 years and others impacted by incarceration in South Florida. How does the experience of detention impact a sense of community and belonging in Miami? In thepresent political moment, what can we all do to protect those seeking sanctuary in the U.S? Hosted in conjunction with "States...read more…

Time: 
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Venue: 

Wesley Foundation Building
1210 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Film
Feb 13, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

University of Miami: Screening of 13th

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The University of Miami presents a special screening of Ava Duverney's documentary 13th.

Tickets available here.read more…

Time: 
6 PM to 9 PM
Venue: 

Wesley Foundation Building

1210 Stanford Drive

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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