What your MOC’s have to say about Deportation

Mass Deportations under Trump would devastate US Families, Economy

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration enforcement, research reveals that carrying out a massive deportation plan would have devastating social and economic effects on the United States.

Trump’s executive order effectively makes all undocumented immigrants in the country an “enforcement priority.” The Center for Migration Studies’ (CMS) report found that pursuing immigration enforcement on such a large scale would directly impact 6.6 million U.S.-born citizens—5.7 million of whom are children under age 18—living with someone who is undocumented.

This is because there are at least 3.3 million mixed-status households (U.S. households with undocumented and citizen residents) in 2014—69 percent of the undocumented residents in these households have been in the United States for over 10 years.

Deporting undocumented residents with such deep ties to the United States would devastate millions of U.S. citizen children. Studies have documented the negative impact that the deportation of a parent has on a child’s psychological, developmental, and overall health. The CMS report argues that mass deportation will “generate immense hardship for millions of U.S. citizen residents who are entitled to a level of security and opportunity consistent with their rights as citizens.” Specifically:

  • The U.S. would carry a financial burden of $118 billion to raise just one-third of the citizen children remaining in the country after their parents were deported.
  • Median income for mixed-status families would drop 50 percent, from $40,000 to $20,000, pushing millions of U.S. families and citizen children into poverty.

The repercussions of mass deportation would extend beyond citizen children and other family or household members with legal status. The country as a whole would face broader economic consequences, including the following described in the report.

  • According to a 2016 estimate, gross domestic product (GDP) would decrease by 1.4 percent in the first year after implementing mass deportation, and over 10 years GDP reduction would total $4.7 trillion.
  • The entire U.S. housing market would be at risk since many undocumented immigrants live in households with mortgages—2.4 million loans could default and lead to foreclosures.

Immigrant Success Story - One of thousands

Hamdi Ulukaya built the best-selling yogurt brand in the U.S. after coming here 23 years ago. Today, 70% of Chobani employees are American born, 30% are immigrants and refugees

​At a time when Americans are debating whether immigration and refugees are a good thing or a bad thing for the country, it is sometimes noted that Tesla, Google, eBay, and Pepsi Cola are all either founded by or currently run by immigrants, and, in one case, a refugee. It's a reminder that foreigners don't always take jobs from Americans, sometimes they create them. Read More

​District 6 - Ron DeSantis

DeSantis Supports Trump’s Actions on Immigration

Ron DeSantis

Representative DeSantis has repeatedly stated his approval for Trump’s actions on immigration in regards to the “Mulsim Ban”, as can be seen in this interview conducted on FOX

He also supports Trump’s plans to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. You may read some of his statements regarding this in the Sunshine State News

​What You can Do

“Hi, my name is _____ and I’m a constituent of Congressman DeSantis from _____ .

I’m calling to let my representative know that I disagree with the current administration's attempts to blame refugees and others seeking a better life than can be had in their native country. 80% of Americans are immigrants or descendants of immigrants and our country has always prided itself in taking the world’s needy. Building a wall with Mexico and banning Muslim immigration will do little to make us safer, but will do much to further separate us from the rest of the developed world.”

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Contact Congressman's DeSantis office

DeSantis Contact information:

Orange City    

1000 City Center Circle Port Orange, FL 32129

Phone: (386) 756-9798    Fax: (386) 756-9903

Palm Coast
31 Lupi Court, Suite 130
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Phone: (386) 302-0471    Fax: (386) 302-0474

DC office: 1524 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515  

Phone: (202) 225-2706    Fax: (202) 226-6299

Twitter https://twitter.com/RepDeSantis

Email: https://desantis.house.gov/contact

Website: https://desantis.house.gov/home

District 7 - Stephanie Murphy

Rep. Murphy Supports Extending Temporary Protected Status to Hatians

Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy wrote to Sec. Kelly of the DHS to urge him to renew Haiti’s TPS designation, citing the earthquake of 2010, the subsequent cholera epidemic, and the devastation from 2016’s Hurricane Matthew as rendering the country too unsafe for Hatians in the US to return. “Without a significant improvement in conditions in Haiti, denying current Hatian TPS holders an extension would be inhumane and out of character for a country that has historically demonstrated compassion toward the Hatian people. Source Letter to DHS Secretary

What You Can Do

Hello, my name is ____ and my zip code is ____. I’m a constituent of Congresswomen Murphy’s, and I want to thank Rep. Murphy for her support of Haitian nationals, and let her know your feelings on deportation of those from other countries

Say This!

Please contact Congresswoman Murphy:

Washington at (202) 225-4035 For legislative Issues

1237 Longworth HOB,  Washington DC 20515

Sanford at (888) 205-5421  For Constituents issue

110 W. First Street, Suite 210, Sanford FL 32771

Orlando at (888) 205-5421  For Constituents Issues

Orlando Office:  225 E Robinson, Suite 525 Orlando FL  32801

District 8 - Bill Posey

Posey is not interested in commenting 

Bill Posey

What you Can Do

“Hi, my name is ____ and my zip code is ____. Where does Congressman Posey stand on deportation? 

I’m calling to let my representative know that I disagree with the current administration's attempts to blame refugees and others seeking a better life than can be had in their native country. 80% of Americans are immigrants or descendants of immigrants and our country has always prided itself in taking the world’s needy. Building a wall with Mexico and banning Muslim immigration will do little to make us safer, but will do much to further separate us from the rest of the developed world.”

Say This!

Online Info

Twitter: @CongBillPosey

Website: Posey.House.Gov

Phones

DC Office: (202) 225-3516

Melbourne: ​(321) 632-1776                           Indian River County: (772) 226-1701

Titusville: (321) 383-6090​

District 9 - Darren Soto

Darren Soto Supports US Immigrants

Darren Soto

One of Rep. Soto’s primary concerns is providing immigrants with a path to citizenship. “I believe the answer is comprehensive immigration reform and recognizing the contributions of the immigrants in our communities, and not trying to attack and deport people,” says Soto. He has cosponsored multiple bills on immigration issues, including a bill to clarify the rights of detainees at the border. He also supports continuing Temporary Protected Status for Hatian immigrants, tweeting “Haitians are valued members of CFL community.” Source

​Twitter

What you Can Do

Contact Darren Soto​

“Hello, my name is ____ and my zip code is ____. I’m a constituent of Congressman Soto’s, and I appreciate Rep. Soto’s continued support for DREAMers and immigrants, and his commitment to their safety and recognizing their human rights.”  

Say This!

Online Info

Twitter: @RepDarrenSoto

Website: Soto.House.Gov

Phones

DC Office: 202-225-9889

Kissimmee

804 Bryan StreetKissimmee, FL 34741

Phone: 407-452-1171

Lake Nona

6900 Lake Nona Blvd Suites #101A & #101B  Orlando, FL 32827

Phone: 407-266-7161

District 10 - Val Demings

Demings opposes local law enforcement doing the job of immigration officers and fights for Dreamers

In an Orlando Sentinel article about whether or not Central Florida would be willing to train, on our dime, members of our police force to do immigration work, Sheriff Demings, husband of Representative Val Demings, seems strongly opposed to using our taxpayer money toward this type of training. Representative Val Demings is also opposed, stating “... to say you’re going to recruit and basically create a deportation squad with limited resources and all of our priorities … is not responsible to me at all.” In response to a constituent question posed by the Apopka Voice regarding how Demings will protect DACA immigrants in our community from deportation, she stated “It’s been very troubling for me to see some of the stories in recent weeks regarding DACA recipients. I will continue to fight to ensure our nation keeps the promises we made to the ‘Dreamers.’

We encourage anyone who believes they are being illegally targeted to contact our office. We will do our best to connect them with the appropriate resources. As a member of Congress and a member of the Homeland Security Committee, I will continue to ensure that our immigration laws are being followed and my constituents are protected.”  Source Source2

Val Demings appears to be on the right side of this issue from all angles. 

What You Can Do

“Hi, my name is ____ and my zip code is ____. I’m a constituent of Congresswoman. Demings’, and I want to thank her for her positions and if you are an undocumented immigrant or a Dreamer in need of help, please reach out to her office. In addition to this, you can advocate for your local police department to stay out of immigration matters by following the steps listed here to contact your local sheriff: 

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Contact 

Twitter: @RepValDemings

Website: Demings.House.Gov

DC Office:  202-225-2176

238 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-2176

Orlando: 321-388-9808 

2295 S Hiawassee Rd,  Suite 301

Orlando, FL 32835

District 11 - Daniel Webster

Webster has not commented recently

Statement by Congressman Webster on President Trump’s Executive Order Protecting America from Foreign Terrorist Entry Statement Jan 30, 2017

​What You Can Do

“Hi, my name is ____ and my zip code is ____. Where does Congressman Webster stand on immigration? Many immigrants live in this district. Call Webster and state that you are not for deportation  and recent immigrants contribute to the economy of Florida

Say This!

​Contact Info

Online Info

​Twitter Facebook

Website

Phones

Washington, DC 202-225-1002

Minneola: 352-241-9220 The Villages: 352-383-3552

Inverness: 352-241-9204 Brooksville: 352-241-9230

For office location and hours: Click here

District 15 - Dennis Ross 

Ross has comments on immigration

WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION REFORM, I BELIEVE IN THE FOLLOWING CORE PRINCIPLES -

Securing our border must be a top priority. It is the first incremental step in improving our immigration system and protecting our homeland.

Florida alone has the third largest population of illegal immigrants in the U.S.—nearly 900,000. We must put a halt to this ever increasing illegal entry, which is why I reintroduced my Finish the Fence Act. This legislation directs the Department of Homeland Security to complete the 700-mile fence along our Southwest border, which has been authorized for more than a decade.

Finally, we are a proud nation of immigrants. My great-grandparents emigrated from Hungary, and we are proud to continue many of the traditions they passed down to our family. Immigration in this country has blessed us with much diversity, and has made us a better place. However, we are also a nation of laws, and we should be focused on earned citizenship by putting a priority on those who have taken the appropriate legal steps to become a citizen, not those who have broken the law. Source

​What You Can Do

“Hi, my name is ____ and my zip code is ____. Where does Congressman Ross stand on the deportation of Florida immigrants.

I’m calling to let my representative know that I disagree with the current administration's attempts to blame refugees and others seeking a better life than can be had in their native country. 80% of Americans are immigrants or descendants of immigrants and our country has always prided itself in taking the world’s needy. The immigrants (and all of us are) live in this district and are a vital part of the community and economy.

Say This!

Contact Info

Website Link E-mail

Twitter https://twitter.com/RepDennisRoss Facebook

​Offices

District Office in Lakeland, Florida (Polk County)

170 Fitzgerald Road, Suite 1
Lakeland, FL 33813
Phone: (863) 644-8215
Phone: (813) 752-4790
Fax: (863) 648-0749
Hours: Monday - Friday (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

District Office in Plant City, Florida (Hillsborough County)

110 West Reynolds Street, Suite 101
Plant City, FL 33563
Phone: (813) 752-4790
Fax: (863) 648-0749
Hours: Thursdays (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
*Also open by appointment

District Office in Clermont, Florida (Lake County)

Clermont Office, Lake County
685 W. Montrose Street
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: (352) 727-2248
Fax: (863) 648-0749
Hours: Wednesdays (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
*Also open by appointment

Senator Marco Rubio

Rubio is a conflict of interest - Wants to deport - but is concerned about Cubans under tyranny

Marco Rubio

Rubio supports walls, deportation -In the past, Sen. Rubio has said that he stands with Dreamers, but now, he’s shamefully sided with anti-immigrant and right-wing Members of Congress like Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who seek maximum deportations of Dreamers and our families.

While on the campaign trail Rubio said

"We're not going to round up and deport 12 million people," Rubio said, speaking on his campaign bus from eastern Iowa. "Criminals can't stay. Felons, people who are dangerous — they are not staying."

"But we're going to deal with the people that are here," he added.

Addressing reporters later Friday, Rubio noted that the approach he sees as feasible is to administer a background check for individuals who have lived in the U.S. "for a defined period of time." If passed, provide authorization for anyone in the U.S. illegally to get a 10-year work permit.

"We're not going to force it down their throat," he said in the interview, later remarking to journalists: "You have to learn English. You have to pay a huge fine. You have to start paying taxes. You get a work permit. And that's what you'll have for at least 10 years. That's my idea." Source

May 20 Twitter As Cubans observe Independence Day today, 11 million Cubans remain imprisoned under the tyranny of the Castro regime

What You Can Do

“Hi, my name is ____ and zip code is _____. I am a constituent of Senator Rubio. I’m calling to let my representative know that I disagree with the current administration's attempts to blame refugees and others seeking a better life than can be had in their native country. 80% of Americans are immigrants or descendants of immigrants and our country has always prided itself in taking the world’s needy. The immigrants (and almost all of us are) live in Florida and are a vital part of the community and economy.

Say This!

Phones:

DC Office: (202) 224-5274

Tallahassee: (850) 599-9100 Pensacola: (850) 433-2603

Orlando: (407) 254-2573​ Jacksonville: (904) 398-8586​

Tampa: (813) 287-5035 Palm Beach: (561) 775 3360

Miami: (561) 775 3360

Senator Bill Nelson

Senator Nelson has not had new statements on deportation

Bill Nelson

There is a statement on the Muslim ban 

“We have to do everything we can to protect ourselves from those who want to do us harm, but a hastily-issued policy that bans everyone from one of these seven countries from entering the U.S. – including the Iraqi interpreters who served alongside our troops in Iraq – is not the answer.”

Source

Nelson write letter to Trump on Muslim ban Source

What You Can Do

““Hello, my name is ____ and my zip code is ____. I’m a constituent of Senator  Nelson’s, and i would like to understand his position on deportation.  I’m calling to let my Senator Nelson know that I disagree with the current administration's attempts to blame refugees and others seeking a better life than can be had in their native country. 80% of Americans are immigrants or descendants of immigrants and our country has always prided itself in taking the world’s needy. The immigrants (and almost all of us are) live in Florida and are a vital part of the community and economy. 

Say This!

​Call, write, email, Fax

Online Info

Twitter: @SenBillNelson

Website: BillNelson.Senate.Gov

Phones

DC Office: 202-224-5274

Broward: 954-693-4851​ Ft. Myers: 239-334-7760

Jacksonville: 904-346-4500 Miami-Dade: 305-536-5999

Orlando: 407-872-7161 Tallahassee: 850-942-8415

Tampa: 813-225-7040 West Palm Beach: 561-514-0189​

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