Traveling to Florida is DANGEROUS
Know the risks, Know your rights, Protect yourself!
Reconsider travel to Florida due to unconstitutional law that targets immigrant communities and abuse civil liberties
Caution Advised for Travelers to Florida
Travel to all areas of Florida should be done with extreme caution as it can be particularly unsafe for people of color, LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals who speak with an accent, and international travelers. Due to unconstitutional legislation signed by Governor Ron DeSantis and supported by Legislative Leadership, every county in Florida poses a heightened risk of harassment, possible detainment, and potential family separation based on racial profiling.
Unconstitutional Legislation Increases Risk in Florida
In Florida, routine daily activities for those who cannot immediately prove United States Citizenship and lawful residency at all times may result in devastating consequences. These consequences include arrest for operating a vehicle, no matter the state you are from, reduced access to healthcare services, and compromised safety. Exercise extra caution if you are over 6 weeks pregnant due to restrictions on reproductive health services.
Risks for Accompanying Individuals in Florida
Family members or friends accompanying a person without a regulated immigration status traveling into the state may be subject to unconstitutional questioning about involvement in transporting or providing any other form of aid. The accompanying individuals, including U.S. citizens and tourists, may be subject to 15 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.
Racial Profiling in Florida Affects Many
Naturalized and U.S. Citizens of African, Latin-American, Central American, Native American, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent are not immune from racial profiling, heightened scrutiny, and false arrest.
Consult an Attorney Before Traveling to Florida
It is recommended to consult with a licensed attorney if you fall into any of the above mentioned groups before traveling to Florida in order to assess the level of danger you may encounter in being searched, questioned, and/or arrested.
Caution at Florida Airports and Bus Stations.
Show extreme care in areas around Florida’s 120 Airports as well as at Greyhouse, Megabus and RedCoach bus transportation stations.
Assaults on Medical Freedom
Florida’s Boards of Medicine and Osteopathy have adopted policies banning access to lifesaving medical care for transgender youth and the Agency For Health Care Administration has eliminated Medicaid coverage for transgender adults accessing that care.
Florida is poised to pass laws creating criminal penalties for medical providers who provide medically necessary care for transgender youth, weaponizing the courts to shred existing child custody agreements and reassign transgender youth to an unsupportive parent, and severely restricting access to prescribed medical care for transgender adults.
Florida has passed or is poised to pass bills that restrict access to reproductive health care, including a near-total abortion ban, which threatens to force people to travel out of state or seek unsafe, illegal abortions.