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Judge Blocks Part of Florida Anti-Immigrant Law; Arizona GOP Advances Anti-Immigrant Ballot Measure

HeadlineMay 23, 2024

In Florida, a federal judge temporarily blocked part of a new law that would make it a felony to transport undocumented migrants into the state. The measure was pushed as part of Governor Ron DeSantis’s attacks on immigrants.

Meanwhile, in Arizona, the state Senate advanced a Republican-led ballot measure for the November election which would allow local and state agencies to detain undocumented people crossing the southern border, and allow state judges to order their removal from the U.S. Arizona Democrats and immigrant justice advocates have condemned the measure for further criminalizing migrants. This is José Patiño of the group Aliento.

José Patiño: “Myself, my dad was deported when I was 11 years old. I remember to this day how I felt scared in a corner asking for help and how the people who were supposed to protect us — aka police officers — were the ones who were taking my dad away.”

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