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Latinos in Florida Will Dump Trump for His Harmful Agenda to Hispanic Communities

Donald Trump has alienated key voting blocs in Florida for the better part of the last three years — Hispanic communities a large part of that. His anti-immigrant agenda continues to hurt Florida’s Hispanic communities — from health care to wages, Trump’s policies do nothing to benefit and further Hispanic Floridians.

Trump’s tax scam disproportionately favors whites over minorities. His tax plan will affect one-in-four Latinos who will lose more than $13,000 in annual deductions and by 2027, six-in-ten Latinos will see an increase in their taxes of $251 per year.

More Latinos would lose coverage under Trump’s health care agenda than any other racial group.

Trump’s xenophobic agenda has impacted immigrant communities in Florida. His agenda has denied Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans, and ramped up efforts to detain and deport Cubans.

Additionally, Trump’s hateful rhetoric against Hispanics and immigrants has created fear in vulnerable communities and makes them feel unsafe. Trump has also demonized and criminalized hard-working immigrants.

Hispanics need a president that will respect them and treat them as part of the country and the economy. Hispanics will dump Trump in 2020.

Luisana Pérez Fernández, Hispanic Communications Director of the Florida Democratic Party, said:

“Hispanics are sick and tired of Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric that only creates division and fear in our communities. We need to dump Trump in 2020 because we deserve a president that respects and understands our community.”

Quick Facts

Six-In-10 Latinos Stand To Face A Tax Increase Under Trump’s Tax Law By 2027.
“By 2027, six-in-ten Latinos (more than 35.5 million) will see their taxes go up, by an average of $251 per year, due to expiration of the law’s individual tax provisions, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, and from using chained CPI to measure inflation.”

Latino Americans Received Only About 7% Of The Benefits From Trump’s Tax Law.
“Latinos got about 7 percent, although their share of all income is 8 percent. In total, the analysis estimates, whites will get $218 billion in tax cuts this year as a result of the law. Black and Latino Americans will get about $32 billion combined.”

NBC News: “Hispanics Have The Highest Rate Of People Without Health Insurance Coverage And Saw The Largest Drop In People Without Insurance Under Obamacare.”

Between The Enactment Of The ACA And 2015, 4.2 Previously Uninsured Latinos Gained Coverage Thanks To The Law.
“The share of adult Latinos without medical insurance dropped from 41.8 percent to about a third, the Health and Human Services Department announced Monday. This makes Hispanics the group with the largest gains in insurance. That means 4.2 million previously uninsured Latinos have some kind of coverage since healthcare enrollment began in 2013, possibly including coverage through federal and state-funded Medicaid. The number also includes young people able to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26, which began earlier.”

Under The Affordable Care Act, 8.8 Million Latinos Who Had Private Insurance Gained Access To Preventive Services Without Any Cost-Sharing.
“8.8 million Latinos with private insurance now have access to expanded preventive services with no cost-sharing. This includes services such as colonoscopy screening for colon cancer, Pap smears and mammograms for women, well-child visits, and flu shots for all children and adults.”

With The ACA’s Requirement For Essential Health Benefits, 278,000 Latinos In The Private Marketplace Were Projected To Gain Access To Maternity Coverage.
“Private plans in the Marketplace are required to cover 10 essential health benefit categories, including recommended preventive services, prescription drugs, mental health and substance use disorder services, maternity and newborn care and many more. Over 278,000 Latinos in the individual market alone are projected to gain maternity coverage under the Affordable Care Act.”

Miami New Times: “Despite Messages of Solidarity, the U.S. Still Deports Venezuelans.”
“The Trump administration has proven inconsistent in its attitudes towards Maduro and the people who were forced to flee the dictatorship in Venezuela,” says Jose Colina, president of the Miami organization Veppex”… “If they can deport a Venezuelan, they will. And if they can’t, they leave them in jails for months.”

Miami Herald: “‘This isn’t a life:’ ICE raids didn’t happen, but a Venezuelan immigrant lives in fear.”
He and his family are known to be staunch supporters of the opposition against current Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, Pineda said. Since he arrived in the U.S., the man has been trying to apply for asylum but to no avail. He appealed every time it was denied… But the future of his legal status remains uncertain, and with that uncertainty comes the fear of being apprehended during an immigration raid.

The Guardian: “Revealed: Ice teams up with Nicaragua even as US decries Ortega’s crackdown.”
The Trump administration is quietly partnering with a government it publicly accuses of killing its own people, in an effort to speed up the deportation of Nicaraguan citizens, the Guardian can reveal. The partnership between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the government of Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, began a week before mass protests erupted in the Central American country, and it continues despite a war of words between Washington and Managua.”