A Texas Circuit Court Judge ruled against President Obama's executive action on immigration Monday night. This puts on hold immigration programs DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents) and the expansion of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
South Florida immigration groups aren't taking this decision lying down.
On Tuesday, several groups gathered to protest the judge's decision. DAPA and the DACA expansion have been put on hold, but some undocumented Floridians are still optimistic.
Immigration reform opponents frequently argue that undocumented immigrants are a drain on our economy and government services. But a new study hopes to refute that idea – and show how strong a consumer and taxpaying force Hispanics are.
Partnership for a New American Economy is a group of government and business leaders who support immigration reform. In Miami on Thursday it reported that the annual purchasing power of Hispanics – who are the majority of undocumented immigrants – now tops $600 billion. In Florida it’s $65 billion – or one of every six spendable dollars.