Sen. Joe Gruters’ immigration “listening tour” is stopping in Miami after all.
The Sarasota Republican and chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was the face of a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities,” which was signed into law after quiet yet consistent pressure from Gov. Ron DeSantis and vocal pushback from immigrant advocates and attorneys across the state.
The initial six-city tour announcement Aug. 1 faced criticism on Twitter for not including any stops in South Florida, a top-five region for undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Gruters and Rep. Cord Byrd, a Neptune Beach Republican who carried the “sanctuary cities” bill in the House, will be stopping at the Renaissance Ballrooms (5910 SW 8th St., Miami) on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m.
5910 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33144
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