MIAMI, Fla. – In response to the news that the Homestead Detention Center was going to reopen to house unaccompanied minors, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party issued the following statement: "Miami-Dade activists fought tirelessly to close this facility, and we urge the Biden administration to reconsider its reopening. While we understand the complications of housing unaccompanied minors during the pandemic, a prison is not a suitable alternative.

We stand firmly with our allies fighting for immigration justice."