DeSantis’ New Immigration Law Results in Protests in the Streets

Christopher Penler /
Christopher Penler /

Ron DeSantis may be actively trying to take Trump down and become the next president, but he still has to govern his state. Florida is filled with protests right now as a result of the new immigration law.

Fort Myers is one such city where thousands of protesters have gathered – and they are marching four miles to end at a restaurant by the name of El Nuevo Maguey. Protesters held signs about how they’re all equal and the new law won’t allow them to be liberated.

Senate Bill 1718 settled in on July 1 – even though many protesters were on the streets in the days leading up to it becoming law.

Here’s one of the biggest aspects of the law: It’s a third-degree felony to either transport or harbor undocumented workers. Considering that there are a LARGE number of undocumented workers throughout Florida, it’s hitting the state hard.

Of course, Biden is one of the leading reasons why there are more undocumented workers than ever. DeSantis is just making it harder because he wants to take a strictly conservative approach.

Brianda Tapia spoke to Wink News in Fort Myers to say, “It’s affecting everybody and it’s like, not right for like to be discriminating others. We’re all equal … we did nothing wrong or nothing.”

Anyone with at least 25 workers must verify that all of their employees are legally able to work in the US. And now, it is against the law to hire or help an undocumented immigrant.

Many of the protesters say that they came to the US for a better life. And many still have plans to become legal – and that also includes going to school, getting a degree, and having a career. However, they are heartbroken by what DeSantis has done.

It is likely that we have not seen the end of these protests across the state. People are mad, and they’ll march in the 90-degree heat to get their point across.

No comments have been released from DeSantis’ office yet. This can’t possibly be helping his presidential campaign.