AFP Article: “Florida’s foreigners living in fear in the era of Trump”


This AFP article, which quotes several American Immigration Lawyers members, reports that undocumented individuals in Florida are living in a state of fear and confusion under the Trump administration. Those fears got even worse when Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez decided on January 26, 2017, to bow to a defunding threat from President Trump and removed Miami from the list of so-called “sanctuary cities.” According to the Migration Policy Institute, Florida is home to 650,000 immigrants who do not have legal residency status, and a study by the Pew Research Institute found that Miami had the fifth largest undocumented immigrant population in the United States, at 450,000 people.


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