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Miami Billionaire Pledges $4 Million to Fight Deportations

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By    |   Wednesday, 10 May 2017 07:07 PM

Miami billionaire Mike Fernandez pledged $4 million to a fundraising group he founded to help fight the hardline immigration policies of the Trump administration, Politico reported.

The group, called the Immigration Partnership and Coalition, will underwrite groups that provide legal counsel for illegal immigrants who have no felony record and are currently being detained. 

"The simple goal is for every cent to go to defend the non-felon undocumented who are being targeted and arrested," Fernandez said, calling illegal immigrants "hard-working people who help form the backbone of this country."

Under Trump, deportations of illegal immigrants have not increased significantly despite the president’s promise to crack down on it, CNN reported.

But the arrests of undocumented immigrants have risen along with the deportations of formerly protected DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and lost their protective status, as USA Today reported.

Fernandez compared the deportations to cancer.

"You have someone who is the victim of a cancer, and they're being killed," he said. "So, we have to stop that slaughter. The next step is to channel those efforts into creating a movement that supports and guides the immigration reform that needs to occur."

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Miami billionaire Mike Fernandez pledged $4 million to a fundraising group he founded to help fight the hardline immigration policies of the Trump administration, Politico reported.
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