South Florida politicians express concern over Trump’s immigration order
Members of South Florida’s congressional delegation and community leaders expressed fears, Tuesday, that President Trump’s new immigration order could affect the legal immigrant community.
During a press conference Tuesday, the White House Press Secretary said that Trump’s order is not mass deportation. However, the plan, released earlier that day, appears to be a step up in immigration law enforcement with a focus on illegal immigrants convicted of or charged with a crime.
The order includes plans to hire 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, enlist the help of local law enforcement and make it easier to deport undocumented children and their families.
“If success is measured by how many people you are going to be deporting, yikes,” said U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).
Ros-Lehtinen responded to the news just before an event highlighting the contributions of immigrants in the community.
“We started our business in Venezuela,” said one business owner.
Another business owner was from Paris and another from Belgium.
All the businesses on hand began at Venture Hive, a firm that helps entrepreneurs from all around the world launch their business in Miami.
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