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Case of Detained US Citizen in Florida Could Challenge Trump Efforts on Sanctuary Cities

The Trump Administration’s attempts at cracking down on so-called “sanctuary cities” is continuing, with reports today that Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice is reviewing whether ten jurisdictions around the nation are in compliance with a provision of immigration law, as they claim to be. A case coming out of Miami, however, could challenge the Administration’s efforts … Continue reading »

Haitian Immigrants and Advocates Rally in Miami to Save TPS

Over the weekend, immigrants and advocates in Miami demonstrated outside a USCIS office in support of a renewal of temporary protective status for Haitians, waving signs, dancing, chanting, and playing music. Protesters held signs reading “save TPS”, “Haitian lives matter”, “unity makes strength”, and “TPS is liberty”. The Trump Administration must announce by May 23 … Continue reading »

Republicans Prepare to Terrorize Immigrants Across Florida With Trump-Inspired Legislation

The Florida Legislature is back in session, which means that new attacks on immigrant communities are not far behind. Emboldened by Donald Trump’s victory in November, Republican state legislators are preparing to attack immigrant families across the Sunshine State – regardless if those attacks lead to discrimination or racial profiling. The Tampa Bay Times reports: … Continue reading »

Judge Deals Blow To Miami-Dade’s Anti-Immigrant Policy Inspired by Trump

Miami-Dade’s anti-immigrant policy — and its Republican Mayor — are not having a good Friday morning. A new chapter in the fight to keep Donald Trump’s Deportation Force out of Florida’s Miami-Dade County, a place where over half its residents have been born abroad, began this morning when a circuit judge ruled that Miami-Dade’s anti-immigrant detainer … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Miami Has Always Welcomed Immigrants Like Me — Don’t Stop Now”

Once a welcoming and inclusive community committed to upholding American values and protecting its immigrant residents, Miami-Dade County, led by Mayor Carlos Giménez, is backtracking on its traditions of inclusivity. As Mayor Giménez moves to cooperate with the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants, and the Miami Dade Commission considers this decision, José Parra writes … Continue reading »

Activists Launch Interfaith Fast In Response To Miami-Dade Mayor’s Anti-Immigrant Order

In Florida, eight activists have launched an “interfaith fast” to demand Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez reverse his decision to back down from the county’s sanctuary policy, a move he made in response to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order. Giménez has been skewered for his decision. Last month, dozens of angry protesters surrounded Mayor Giménez’s office, including … Continue reading »

Pressure Builds Against Miami-Dade Mayor’s Decision to Support Trump Deportation Force

Things have gone from bad to worse for Republican Mayor of Miami-Dade, Carlos Gimenez, who decided to support Donald Trump’s Deportation Force over the immigrant families across the County he was elected to represent. Not only has the County Commission of Miami-Dade called a meeting to discuss the immigration protections Republican Carlos Gimenez struck down, … Continue reading »

Why Miami-Dade’s Republican Mayor Sided With Trump Instead of Immigrant Families

Connection Between Trump and Son of Miami-Dade Mayor May Explain Mayor’s Decision to Embrace Trump Immigration Policies Miami-Dade’s Republican Mayor, Carlos Gimenez had every reason to defy Trump and protect immigrant families across the country he was elected to represent. Instead, Mayor Gimenez has chosen to embarrass Miami-Dade at the national and state level in … Continue reading »

Immigrants and Allies Protest Outside Mayor Giménez’s Office After He Caves To Donald Trump Anti-Immigrant Orders

In Florida, immigrants and their allies protested outside the office of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, after he caved to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive orders and backed down from the county’s sanctuary policy. One Spanish-language sign read, “traitor”. “Though Trump’s executive order may ultimately be unconstitutional and not survive a court challenge,” noted ThinkProgress, “the estimated 150,000 undocumented immigrants in … Continue reading »