Tonight, State Senator José Javier Rodríguez, County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, and other local leaders will participate in a discussion at Miami Dade College on how state preemption laws affect “sanctuary” or “welcoming” cities and immigrant communities.
The Florida House recently approved a bill that would punish welcoming cities and communities, which was called “anti-immigrant” and would “lead to litigation” for the state.
The event will feature remarks by Sen. Rodríguez, followed by a screening of the documentary film “The Deportation of Innocence,” and a discussion featuring experts with the Florida Immigrant Coalition, South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice, SEIU Florida, and the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County.
The Campaign to Defend Local Solutions, launched by Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, is presenting the event with the above organizations and the Global Peace Film Festival.
WHAT: Film screening and panel discussion on sanctuary cities
WHEN: Wednesday, August 2 from 6:30-8:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM, film screening from 6:30-7:15 PM, panel discussion from 7:30-8:30 PM)
WHERE: Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, McCarthy Hall, 11011 SW 104th Street, Miami, FL 33176
PRESS: Open press, please RSVP to [email protected].