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New Polling of Florida Latino Voters: Immigration Matters, Trump is Toxic, and GOP Brand Image Moving in Wrong Direction

New polling of Florida Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, makes clear that immigration matters to Florida Latino voters; that Donald Trump is deeply unpopular with Latino voters; and that the Republican Party’s brand image is deeply damaged and getting worse, due in part to Trump’s rise and the politicized U.S. v … Continue reading »

Why did Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Sign the Flawed Texas Immigration Brief?

On March 28, 2016, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi signed on to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Texas. The case, brought by GOP Governors and Attorneys General, led by Texas, challenges the immigration executive actions President Obama announced in 2014. Bondi joined Florida to the … Continue reading »

Florida State Senator Soto To Meet With Florida Immigrant Families As Part of “DAPA Dinners” Campaign

This Sunday, Florida State Senator Darren Soto will join Young American Dreamers to break bread with five Florida families as part of the “DAPA Dinners” campaign. Hugo and Maribel live in Auburndale with their two U.S. citizen children and Maribel’s 13 year old daughter, who is a DREAMer. Hugo, a carpenter, and Maribel, a homemaker, … Continue reading »

This Tax Day, A Reminder that Implementing Immigration Executive Action Policies Would Be Good for Florida

Unfortunately, State-Sponsored Lawsuit Keeping FL From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, and millions … Continue reading »

In Florida and Nationwide, Massive New PRRI Polling Project Finds Durable and Broad Support for Pro-Immigrant Policies

Despite Anti-Immigrant Fixation of GOP Presidential Race, Florida Residents and Rest of Country Overwhelmingly Remain in Favor of Pro-Immigrant Reforms Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) today released the 2015 American Values Atlas, a comprehensive examination of Americans’ attitudes on a range of immigration topics. Conducted from April 2015 through January 2016 and comprised of a … Continue reading »

Florida and National Immigration and Civic Engagement Leaders Discuss FL Primaries, Voter Engagement, and What’s to Come in General Election

Florida and national leaders from immigration and civic engagement organizations gathered on a press call today to react to the results of both parties’ primaries in Florida and assess what the results mean for the 2016 general election, Latino and immigrant voter engagement, and the politics and policy of the immigration debate. On the call, … Continue reading »

Perder en casa y apellidarse Rubio

Caminar por el lado malo ha sido siempre el destino de la historia. Y se repite como una letanía interminable: como si el pensar, y sobre todo pensar en lo que pide la parte buena de la condición humana fuese algo en lo que se debe estar en contra, a pesar de la infinidad de … Continue reading »

Immigration Advocates Score Major Victory In Florida and Block Anti-Immigrant Legislation

In a year where Florida politicians like Marco Rubio and Carlos Lopez-Cantera continue to embrace Trump’s extreme position on immigration, Republicans across the country should take note on Latino and immigrant community’s commitment to fight back anti-immigrant extremism. The Florida’s legislative session has come to a close, meaning that several pieces of anti-immigrant legislation have … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Amicus Briefs Filed: Florida Elected Officials, Local Immigrant Leaders, Community Advocates Rally Support To Have Supreme Court Unfreeze DACA+ And DAPA

Ahead of April 18th oral arguments, advocates, business leaders, elected officials and eligible DACA+/DAPA recipients demonstrate strong support for President Obama’s Executive Actions Today, Florida elected officials, local advocates and community leaders signed on to amicus briefs filed in U.S. v. Texas, the Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of President Obama’s executive actions … Continue reading »

With Page Out of Rubio Playbook, Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera Caves to the Trump Effect

Senator Marco Rubio has taken a sharp rightward turn on immigration in order to put his own political ambitions over the interests of his constituents in Florida. In his quest to become the president of the “The New American Century,” Marco Rubio has shamelessly distanced himself from his 2013 immigration legislation, while simultaneously pledging to … Continue reading »