Immigration Troubles Across the State of Florida
Throughout the US, immigration issues have become one of the biggest topics of debate. Whether it be those looking to gain access to the US, or those currently living in the US, our current administration and their stance on immigration has led to a lot of backlash – in many ways, alienating immigrants and staining the reputation of Americans, as many foreigners feel as though all Americans share a common sentiment. During an immigration attorney consultation, Mr. Steven Veinger, must educate clients on the idea of immigration policy and how recent changes have affects their loved ones or even themselves. Immigration policy in the US determines who may become a new citizen of the United States or enter the country as a temporary worker, student, refugee, or permanent resident. The federal government is responsible for setting and enforcing most immigration policy. And working alongside the federal government, states assume a supplementary supportive role in the system, by creating their own supplementary laws and setting policies that may, for example, determine which public services immigrants can access, establish employee screening requirements, or guide the interaction between related state agencies and their federal counterparts.
While the federal stance has become quite intolerant of immigrants, the state and local governments have adopted policies that work completely against the current laws and federal enforcement – these states and cities are often known as sanctuary regions. Sadly, in current news, the Governor of Florida recently instituted a law that has effectively banned sanctuary cities across the entire state of Florida. While there technically weren’t any to begin with, now there will never be able to be any. During his immigration attorney consultation, Mr. Veingerhas had to drastically alter the advice he is able to give clients as their ability to apply for certain protections and visas has been cut by quite a lot. And sadly, immigrants must now be on the lookout for ICE agents, as they can be picked up at any time and deported back to their country, even while they are in the process of obtaining residency or citizenship. This has led to massive issues across the state, including many advising “people of color” to avoid traveling to the state of Florida.
The state of Florida has long been known as one of the most diverse in the entire United States – with people from all around the world, spreading their wings and taking up residence throughout parts of both North and South Florida. However, as many seeking an immigration attorney consultation have learned, Florida is no longer the safe haven it once was. The ACLU, or the American Civil Liberties Union, and many other organizations in favor of immigrants, have recently warned immigrants and people of color overall from visiting Florida, as the anti-sanctuary bill has been passed. This means that not only can ICE operate with relative freedom across the state now, but local governments must now enforce federal immigration laws.
This bill is sure to devastate the state’s economy in many different ways, with travel being the most obvious. Florida has long been considered a hot spot for tourism and cultural expression. One of the country’s biggest tourist destinations, Florida is home to attractions like Disney World, Universal Studios, countless beaches, and much more. These attractions have brought individuals from every race or color to the state, and the freedom of expression and the visible melting pot provided a sense of comfort for those who might have faced racism of other issues in other parts of the south. However, with the recent laws having been passed, whether you are a native or the state of just visiting, you can now be subject to racial profiling, unfair detention, and even deportation – just for simply walking down the street. According to Mr. Steven Veinger, a top immigration attorney, this law has put the community in harms way, as now Florida’s immense Latin American population is now afraid to call the authorities if they have been the victim of a crime, as they are in fear of being deported or falsely detained. The bill is set to cause irreparable damage to Florida’s thriving immigrant community and has already created a rift between races throughout the area. For more information on Florida’s immigration policy and help with immigration issues, contact STEVEN VEINGER today.