Miami, Dec. 8.- A coalition of pro-immigrant groups from Florida asked senior officials from 12 countries, including the Dominican Republic, this Friday for “diplomatic intervention” to stop recent “anti-immigrant policies” in the state. Its governor is Republican Ron DeSantis.
The Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC) warned ambassadors and consular officials of a dozen countries about the escalation of “anti-immigrant policies” enacted in Florida and called for “diplomatic intervention” to provide legal support to affected citizens. These activities.
The letter has been sent to top officials in Colombia, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Canada, Honduras, Nicaragua, Brazil, Peru, India, Guatemala and the Philippines.
Lists cases of arrest
In it, FLIC describes three cases in which two Mexicans and one Honduran were arrested as a result of the new immigration measures.
The organization pointed to the case of Raquel López Aguilar, a father of two who was arrested under Florida’s new law, SB 1718.
“This is misguided and racist legislation disguised as immigration reform. It not only ignores the rights of immigrants but also endangers our diplomatic relations,” FLIC Policy Director David Metellus said in a statement.
Potential violations of human rights
Metellus expressed FLIC’s deep concern about “the potential human rights abuses that this ill-conceived policy could cause.”
FLIC called on each of the 12 governments to inform their citizens about the legal landscape in Florida and provide assistance to those who may become involved in “the complex immigration system that our elected officials deliberately created.”
The group reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the rights of immigrants and fostering diplomatic dialogue to address challenges posed by the state’s anti-immigration policies. EFE