Donald Trump, his running mate Gov. Mike Pence and a few members of his staff met with about 10 South Florida Hispanic, religious and civic leaders at the Doral golf resort Tuesday night. Trump spoke for a few minutes about his campaign and a range of issues and then listened to the participants in the group.
State Rep. Carlos Trujillo said that participants asked Trump to expand on if he is able to secure the border then what happens to the 11 million undocumented immigrants already here.
“One thing all Hispanics want to see is immigration reform,” Trujillo said. “He is still forming the solution.”
Trujillo described the meeting with Trump as more of a listening session and not a speech.
The general tenor was “how can we work together to accomplish goals?”
Lorenzo Palomares-Starbuck, an early Miami-Dade supporter of Trump and a Miami lawyer, said they talked about several issues of high importance to Florida hispanics.
“We talked about the issues of Cuba, Miami as a gateway to Latin America and commerce, the Cuban Adjustment Act and how we felt about it,” he said. “We discussed activities we need to do to bring more HIspanic in to support Trump including Puerto Ricans in Orlando.”
Trump has been trying to hold a Hispanic roundtable in Miami but has scrapped it twice -- the first time after the Dallas shooting. The event is expected to be rescheduled.