Orange County Should Be a Place for Immigrants to Succeed
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Immigrants have been vital to sustaining and developing Orange County’s economic growth and cultural development. Orange County has benefitted from the contributions made by immigrants, especially to Florida’s leading industries of tourism and agriculture.
Despite how immigrants have shaped the county, too many immigrants live with the fear of being removed from their families and communities because of our country’s broken immigration system. Right now, local officials are forced to follow one-size-fits-all policies that burden local police and take their focus away from community needs in order to support the federal government’s deportation agenda.
Local law enforcement officers should not have to bear the consequences of a faulty and unconstitutional detainer system. We should not penalize immigrants simply because the federal government has failed to create a realistic path to citizenship for hard-working immigrant families.
That’s why we must ensure that Orange County makes local decisions to be a place where immigrants can prosper and succeed.