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ACLU Issues Florida ‘Travel Warning’ For Black, Brown And Latinx Persons

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The American Civil Liberties Union issued a travel warning Monday in which they warned black, brown, or Latinx persons not to travel to Florida because of a dangerous ‘draconian’ immigration bill.

The ACLU said in a tweet: “BREAKING: We and partners have issued a travel advisory urging immigrants and people of color to use extreme caution when traveling in Florida. The state is on the verge of passing a draconian anti-immigrant bill which will endanger our communities.”

The ACLU also released a statement in which they clarified that they were warning “both Florida travelers and residents, especially Black, brown & Latinx communities, of the increased likelihood of racial profiling, unjust detention, and possible deportation if these anti-immigrant bills pass.”

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The ACLU‘s statement and travel warning come in response to Florida Senate Bill 168 and House Bill 527, which prohibits sanctuary policies and requires state, local, governmental, and law enforcement agencies to help support federal immigration laws. The bill was introduced by Florida Republican Sen. Joe Gruters, Florida Republican Sen. Joe Bean, and Florida Republican Sen. Debbie Mayfield and is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2019.

Organizations mentioned in the statement who provided information and also issued the statement include Family Action Network Movement, Farmworkers Association of Florida, Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees,  QLATINX, ACLU, America’s Voice, Community Justice Project, National Latina Institute, Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund, UndocuBlack Network, and many more.

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