Florida legislators are giving-in to the “Trump Effect” and attacking immigrant families by proposing up to nine (9) hateful laws that separate families and criminalize mothers and fathers.
This Wednesday, the House of Representatives will bring HB675 to a final vote, one of the worst of all the anti-immigrant bills.
HB675 is a Poli-Migra bill. It will make it mandatory for Local Governments, Police and Schools to enforce immigration laws, reporting and holding in detention immigrants ONLY for being undocumented.
HB675 will increase again the deportation of mothers and fathers whose only crime is to be undocumented, work to sustain their families or drive without a license.
HB675 will basically turn Police and Teachers into immigration agents. Immigrant families will fear calling the Police to report crimes or taking their children to school.
HB675 will for local governments to use our taxes to pay for this work because the Federal govt has not assigned funds to it.
Miami-Dade County Commissioners and Sheriffs in Broward, Hernando, Hillsborough, Palm Beach, Pinellas and Pasco Counties had already opted out of doing immigration work because it was wasting their resources in deporting community members and separating families. HB675 will make it mandatory for them to enforce deportation laws again and will allow the state to sue them if they don’t.
We expect our Lt. Governor and all the Latino Representatives to stop this bill and vote against it Representatives Jeanette Nuñez (Chair of the Legislative Hispanic Caucus), Rene Plasencia (Orlando) and Jose Felix Diaz (Chair of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation), will you defend your community?
We expect the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation and its Chair, Representative Jose Felix Diaz, to defend their community and respect the leadership of the Miami-Dade County Commission who unanimously passed a resolution opposing this bill on January 20, 2016.
Samples tweets to STOP HB675
Twitter handles for statewide targets:
@LopezCantera, Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez Cantera
@RepJNunez, Rep. Jeanette Nuñez Chair Florida Hispanic Caucus
Miami: @josefelixdiaz Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, Chair Miami-Dade Delegation
Orlando: @CoachP_CHS - Rep. Rene Plasencia
#WeAreFlorida and we say NO to anti-immigrant laws! (insert twitter handle for your Representative or statewide target) stop #HB675 #AltoTrump
#HB675 could turn Police and Teachers into Immigration agents. (insert twitter handle for your Representative or statewide target) stop it! #WeAreFlorida #AltoTrump
#HB675 will deport more immigrants and separate their families! (insert twitter handle for your Representative or statewide target) #WeAreFlorida #AltoTrump
#HB675 will force (insert your County) to use our taxes to separate immigrant families. (insert twitter handle for your Representative or statewide target) VOTE NO!
#WeAreFlorida. (insert twitter handle for your Representative or statewide target), stand with your community! Stop #HB675 and all anti-immigrant laws in #Florida #WeAreFlorida #AltoTrump
We expect (insert twitter handle for your Representative or statewide target) to defend their community and vote against #HB675 #WeAreFlorida
We expect @josefelixdiaz @RepJNunez and the @DadeDelegation to defend their community and vote against #HB675 #WeAreFlorida
#MiamiDade Commissioners oppose #HB675. @josefelixdiaz @RepJNunez @DadeDelegation VOTE NO! #WeAreFlorida