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Senator Taddeo, District 40 — Press Release


July 19, 2018

CONTACT: Venusmia Fernandez Lovely, 305-596-3003

Senator Annette Taddeo to Tour and Deliver Community Gathered Toys to Immigrant Children in Homestead

Miami, FL —

State Senator Annette Taddeo (SD40) will visit the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children and deliver toys collected from the outpouring of community support in response to the children being separated from their families.  The toys were gathered by concerned community members who came together for the “March to Keep Families Together” on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Homestead, FL.

According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, more than 1,000 migrant children have still not reunited with their parents even after the court deadline for reunification passed.  

Senator Taddeo, who was denied entry to the Homestead facility on June 23rd. will return to the site at 10:00AM Friday July 20th, to meet with the kids being held there and to hear directly from officials on the ground about what they are doing to reunite them with their parents.

Senator Taddeo has been an outspoken opponent of the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border.

Despite denying her access to the facility before, HHS officials have assured Senator Taddeo that she will be allowed inside the facility to deliver the toys that the community has donated when she arrives at 10:00AM Friday July 20th 2018 at Homestead Detention Center at 920 Bougainville Road, Homestead, FL 33039.