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Video Depicting Anyone Can be Killed by Undocumented Immigrants is Deceitful and Extremely Dangerous (Statement)

"When you attack immigrants, you attack the very heart and fabric of our diverse state. How dare Richard Corcoran degrade our communities by suggesting supporting immigrants in Florida would lead to death. This reckless attempt to instill panic only demonstrates further how truly out of touch he is with our state.

“Immigrants are what make Florida - and our Country - great. The current focus by leadership in Tallahassee to continue stripping away rights and opportunities for those seeking a better life in Florida - a dream that so many have fulfilled - is defining of xenophobia. The hundreds upon thousands of immigrants living across our state are our teachers, nurses, airport workers, food servers, and more. They are on the front lines, every day, ensuring that our state continues to move forward and thrive.

"Supporting immigrants and their families is not something to fight against. This video depicting anyone can be killed by an undocumented immigrant is not only deceitful, it is extremely dangerous. If a person has to use hate and fear to help lift up their own interests, that person should not have a leadership role in Tallahassee," - Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida.

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SEIU Florida represents over 55,000 active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees, and property service workers in the state of Florida. SEIU members provide vital public services in Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, public schools, community colleges, municipal and county governments, malls, and universities. With over 2.1 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America.