Last month, Miami-Dade County became the first place in the country to abandon its “sanctuary city” policy in response to an executive order issued by Donald Trump.
Mayor Carlos Giménez unilaterally ordered county officials to comply with “detainer requests” requiring local law enforcement to jail suspects without warrant until they can be picked up by federal immigration police.
Chairman Esteban Bovo has called a special meeting at 10 a.m. this Friday to discuss Mayor Gimenez’s order to reverse the commission’s 2013 policy that protects undocumented immigrants from federal detainers.
If you are able, come down to support the activists, families and faith leaders speaking out at the meeting.
If you can’t make it, please call Commissioners and let them know we want Miami-Dade to be a welcoming county. We are a proud immigrant community and we need our local elected officials to stand with us, not Trump.