Question: Do you think Miami-Dade County should embrace “sanctuary” status when it comes to undocumented immigrants, even at the risk of losing federal funding? What are the possible economic impacts of a crackdown on South Florida’s undocumented immigrants?
“Miami was not a sanctuary city, so I don’t believe the Mayor needed to do what he did. The U.S. House of Representatives is in charge of the federal purse and most federal funding to local governments is done by federal grants that have already been enacted into law. Therefore, President Trump cannot cut off funding unilaterally.”
Faith Read Xenos, co-founding partner, Singer Xenos