The South Florida community is voicing its concerns over the immigration executive order of President Donald Trump.
Protesters were out in force Tuesday night outside the offices of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The mayor sent a memo to the county's corrections director last week saying jails should hold undocumented immigrants detained by police and turn them over to the department of homeland security when requested.
Rally organizers say what the mayor signed off on is not what the people of Miami-Dade want.
"Living in a majority immigrant county - Mayor Gimenez himself is an immigrant – it’s going to cost the county more money to become another arm of Trump’s deportation order,” said Ruth Moreno, the state coordinator for immigrant defense group iAmerica
Mayor Gimenez did say that when it comes to this issue, immigrants should not fear police in Miami-Dade County. People opposed to the measure say there are still plenty of questions left unanswered.
"There's so much going on, how do you chose what's more important? Our standing in the world, not being run by someone with such close ties to Russia, not having a racist in charge of national security? Where do you, what's most important?" rally organizer Janet Carabelli said.