While the governor points to his immigration measures as a campaign achievement, some Democratic leaders and activists denounce the damage to Florida.
He introduced it with the subtitle of his book: Florida’s Plan for America’s Renaissance. That message will be a big part of Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign.
Florida Lieutenant Governor Janet Nuñez says: “And I think the plans are not only to introduce him to other states so they know what an exemplary leader he is, but also what Florida politics is all about, Florida. achievements of other states.
While Democratic leaders condemn many of the laws the governor has promoted as harmful to Florida residents.
Adeles Ferro states that “It’s a fact that he wants to “flower” the United States, he wants the same crisis that’s in our state, all the things that affect Floridians, he wants to take to other states. wants to go.”
Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried says: “Our immigrant population is going to leave the state,” the Florida Democratic Party chair protested, referring to legislation against illegal immigration SB1718. It’s going to strain our health system and it’s going to affect many families.”
In a press conference with other Democratic leaders, the party’s chair at the state level pointed to other results he assured we would see.
“The agricultural sector, our manufacturing, construction and tourism industries have driven up prices,” says Fried.
The new law, which will go into effect on July 1, requires more verification of employees of companies with more than 25 workers, among several measures.
But beyond the details of the law, leaders and activists point out that the effects of the shockwaves it has caused are already being seen.
Doctor Francisco Larios, an activist from Nicaragua, says: “What is being created is an atmosphere of fear of people and fear of businesses.”
Milly Herrera, a Democrat activist, says: “It is also affecting the parents of nesters who are in school because they are afraid to send their children to school because they fear they will be deported and arrested.”
The Florida Immigrant Coalition will take the fight to the courts: “I assure you we are going to sue and this racist and unconstitutional law will not be enforced,” he says.
The Immigrant Lawyers Association meeting this weekend in Orlando is also suing the state. And tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Homestead City Hall, anti-immigrant activists and religious leaders will unite to protest the law.