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Statement from Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez regarding Executive Order

MIAMI (January 27, 2017)

The Executive Order I signed yesterday reaffirms that Miami-Dade County has never been a sanctuary community. However, it is also important for our residents to understand that the Miami-Dade Police Department is not an immigration enforcement agency.My Executive Order did nothing to change that.

Our residents should never fear that Miami-Dade police officers will request anyone's immigration status. Our police officers protect and serve all our residents regardless of immigration status and our residents should feel confident that their county police department will continue to honorably serve our community.