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Miami Lawmakers Criticize Trump Deportation Policy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:04
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On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would be expanding the categories of people that would be targeted for deportation, which was focusing on people with criminal records. Florida Republican Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo were headlining an event in commemoration of immigrant contributions to Miami’s tech industry at the time. During the primaries and during the general election, both representatives did not publically endorse Donald Trump. While they’ve softened their tone on the President, both are now questioning President Trump’s new policy.

Speaking on the matter, Representative Ros-Lehtinen explained that her concern is“ that when you cast a wide net, you’re going to catch some criminals — but you’re going to catch a lot of good people who don’t have papers but they have not committed violent crimes. This is a community that has been immigrant-friendly.”

Representative Curbelo also commented that he believes there is a “broad census” that targets “people who are here with the goal of doing us harm.”

He added that it’s important “to encourage the administration to keep the focus on deporting dangerous criminals. Also, I would encourage the administration to try to keep families together as much as possible.”

Curbelo also thanked President Trump for not targeting people illegally brought into the United States as children who are protected under DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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