the burning sun completed its arc from Atlantic to the Gulfof Mexico: dusk signaling work in the fields done.The main hall of the
, whosemotto is “The Church where Love abides”( 1 Corinthians B),quickly overflowed with a darkish blur of men, women, andchildren, intent on advocating fair immigration practices.And also dovetailing with the coast-to-coast events held onMay Day. This is ground zero for immigration reform inHomestead:
the headquarters for an action groupencompassing all immigrant ethnicities.The meeting is convened cattycorner to Krome Avenue,home of the infamous
Krome Detention Center
for allrefugees caught entering or being here without documents.Krome Avenue, with an Abu Gharb-like reputation, is evenmore infamous for rendering apartheid-like treatment ofCuban and Haitian detainees. Under the Cuban RepatriationAct, when a Cuban touches American soil it is a
to citizenship and benefits. For the vast majority ofHaitians (and Mexicans and Central Americans) it is a
as they are often (unceremoniously) banishedhome. Former US Senator Bill Graham (D-Florida) tried toremedy this disparate treatment for years, to no avail.