Miami-Dade County Commission Unanimously Asks Florida Legislature to Chill Out on Crazy Immigration Laws

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It's hard to get the Miami-Dade County Commission to agree on anything, but every single member voted today for a resolution that asks the state legislature to cool it on all those crazy conservative immigration bills they've been trying to pass. The Florida Legislature will, more than likely, totally ignore the resolution, but its uncontested passage sends a message that the biggest county in the state is not politically friendly to its plans.

The resolution was sponsored by Audrey M. Edmonson, the commission's Vice Chairwoman, who herself is a Liberty City native.

It noted that "65 percent of the residents of Miami-Dade County are Hispanic or Latino; and ... of the non-Hispanic population, 17 percent are White and 17 percent are African American or Black with a significant part being of Caribbean descent, and ... approximately one-half of the people living in Miami-Dade County were born in another country."

The resolution then goes on to critic not only the controversial immigration law passed in Arizona, but failed attempts drafted in the Florida legislature last session to pass a similar law here:
WHEREAS, passage of an immigration bill in Florida could lead to racial profiling and could adversely impact Florida's economy; and

WHEREAS, a Florida immigration law may deter international tourists from traveling to Florida, hurting a key sector of the Florida economy, and Miami-Dade County's economy in particular; and

WHEREAS, the e-verify aspects of the immigration bills considered during the 2011 session would place additional burdens on Florida businesses to determine immigration status; and

WHEREAS, immigration is a federal responsibility that should be left in the hands of the federal government to address,
The resolution urges the state legislature not to pass any immigration bills, and leave the issue up to the federal Government. However, Republican Senate President Mike Haridopolis has already signaled that he is likely to bring another Arizona-style immigration bill up to vote next year.

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Mikejone
Mikejone

 if you are illegal you need to go home because you are ILLEGAL 

El_Bananero
El_Bananero

What do you expect the president is illegal as well.

whitemanzen
whitemanzen

Yes yes the illegals voted the idiots into congress and the presidency that have allowed wallstreet to rob the public. It was the illegals that force congress to give and I say it again give trillions to banks and big business.  It was the illegals that have spent trillions in pointless wars. those darn illegals.

whitemanzen
whitemanzen

Yes yes the illegals voted the idiots into congress and the presidency that have allowed wallstreet to rob the public. It was the illegals that force congress to give and I say it again give trillions to banks and big business.  It was the illegals that have spent trillions in pointless wars. those darn illegals.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

if the Congress care about America’s immigration system. you can start by removing wet foot, dryfoot" policy, in terms of allowing Cuban refugees that racist

Why is this anti-hispanic when it applies to all illegal immigrants? illegal is not a Race. It is Illegal.

Bold Porn
Bold Porn

I completely agree, the act is not fair to those who are try to create the same a choice for freedom.

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