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Immigrants and Allies Protest Outside Mayor Giménez’s Office After He Caves To Donald Trump Anti-Immigrant Orders

 

In Florida, immigrants and their allies protested outside the office of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, after he caved to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive orders and backed down from the county’s sanctuary policy.

One Spanish-language sign read, “traitor”.

“Though Trump’s executive order may ultimately be unconstitutional and not survive a court challenge,” noted ThinkProgress, “the estimated 150,000 undocumented immigrants in Miami-Dade County are now living in legal limbo and uncertainty.”

Dozens of angry protesters surrounded Mayor Giménez’s office, including Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison. According to some reports from the ground, protesters demanding to speak to Mayor Giménez were locked out of his office.

Protesters remained undeterred, and are organizing calls with other local groups to pressure Mayor Giménez to back off of his decision. Mayor Giménez appears to be the sole outlier in a flood of courageous leaders vowing to defy Donald Trump and stand by their undocumented residents.