NBC Miami: South Florida Politicians, Business Leaders React to Trump’s New Immigration Order

With the news of President Donald Trump’s newest executive order on immigration – designed to continue his plans regarding deportation and regulation after his first order was held up by a federal judge – local politicians and business leaders are expressing concern over what this could mean for South Florida.

Members of Congress from the area – including Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo – were joined by Hispanic members of Miami’s business community and others to discuss the issue at Venture Hive, an organization that focuses on building successful businesses with a global perspective.

Many present at the Downtown Miami meeting expressed concerns about what the new order will mean – and how it has many immigrants in the area on edge even if they are here legally.

“There’s a lot of anxiety. You can feel it in our congressional office where people are coming in and saying ‘Am I going to get deported’ and some of them are green card holders,” Ros-Lehtinen said after the meeting. “This anti-immigrant feeling is going to affect them.”

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