Just as the United States warns its citizens about the dangers of traveling to Mexico, a civil rights organization warned about visiting Florida. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest in the country, warned about the dangers of visiting the southern state after Ron DeSantis approved the immigration law promulgated last week.
It is the oldest civil rights group in the United States. Founded in 1929, the organization led landmark lawsuits to combat segregation in schools, one of which eventually resulted in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
That Wednesday afternoon, a virtual press conference introduced by the organization’s national president, Domingo García, warned of the ongoing danger of migrants and their families moving to the state as well as the risk of their freedom. May be for
In its 94-year history, LULAC has issued this travel alert only once. According to The Miami Herald, Garcia said, “If you bring your aunt to Disney World, Miami or Universal Studios, they’re going to charge you with a felony for bringing your undocumented friend or family member to Florida.” Have been.” “Florida is a dangerous and hostile environment for law-abiding Americans and immigrants,” he said.
On the same occasion, Garcia announced the launch of a campaign to urge Florida residents to vote against candidates who “use immigrants” within their “political operations” in 2024, and said that issued Messages will have consequences. Racism, xenophobia and alarmism.
Like Lulac, this year saw other civil rights organizations such as Equality Florida, a group that promotes the LGBTQ+ community, and the Florida chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, for its acronym in English) Warning of danger. state visit for minorities
The Historical League reacted to the May 10 signing of immigration legislation (SB 1718) approved by DeSantis. Despite the fact that Florida does not seem to share borders with other countries, as is the case with Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California, all with Mexico, the governor has on several occasions criticized measures taken by President Joe Biden. Opposed includes entry of foreigners.
Under the new law, those transporting migrants inside Florida will be severely punished Mario Tama – Getty Images North America
With this new law, transportation of undocumented people within the state will be penalised, private companies with 25 or more employees will have to use the e-verify program to verify a person’s working status and hospitals I have to give information about you to the patients. Citizenship.
As if this were not enough, DeSantis will have a budget of $12 million, with which he will be able to move migrants to other parts of the country, as is the case with the plane that flew from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last year. , had left for Massachusetts. Latin American full of migrants.
At present, the United States is passing through a sensitive phase regarding this point. Following the end of Title 42 on May 11, the country returned to the application of Title 8, which establishes severe penalties for those attempting to cross borders.