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Are Bush And Rubio Catering To The Extreme Right-Wing Of The GOP? Without A Doubt.

As a Floridian, I am a little bit perplexed with the positions that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have adopted on immigration. It is especially concerning, when you take a closer look at both their previous positions on the issue, coupled with the fact that they both hail from a state that holds one of … Continue reading »

As Rick Scott Claims Obama “Failed” On Immigration, He Continues to Block DAPA/DACA+

Gov. Rick Scott hosted over half a dozen GOP Presidential hopefuls, including former Govs. Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, and Mike Huckabee, during his first “Economic Growth” summit Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. The invitation-only event, which according to Bloomberg was attended by a wide array of Republicans and Rick Scott supporters, covered a range subjects – including immigration. Prior to … Continue reading »

Natalia Jaramillo: Kissimmee City Commission Approves Resolution in Support of Executive Action on Immigration

Cross-posted from Florida Immigrant Coalition’s blog: Tonight, the Kissimmee City Commission passed a Resolution in favor of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration, which could protect approximately 253,000 Floridians from unnecessary deportation. The Resolution passed with a 3-2 vote, thanks to Mayor Pro Tem Sara Shaw and to Commissioners Jose A. Alvarez and Art Otero … Continue reading »

DailyKos Looks at Real Numbers for Latino Voters – Not the Bogus Data

Excellent post from dreaminonempty at DailyKos about Latino voters titled: Most of the data on Latino voters is bogus. Here are the real poll numbers. And, as you’ll see, the post does a deep dive into poll numbers in key states, using data collected by Latino Decisions: Recently, there was a story claiming Republican candidates were … Continue reading »

Marco Rubio the “Republican Savior” No Longer

Rubio Belittles Dreamers, Flirts With Government Shutdown over Executive Action and Completes Flip-Flop on Immigration Reform Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) once graced the cover of TIME Magazine as the “Republican Savior.”  He was determined to find a path to immigration reform that pleased both conservatives and Latinos.  Now he’s pandering to the very anti-immigrant forces … Continue reading »

Great GOP Latino Hope Marco Rubio Dismisses DREAMers

DREAMers have been confronting members of Congress over their attacks on DACA all summer (see here and here), and last night, they found Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a South Carolina fundraiser.  Going against his former status as a supposed bridge between Latino voters and the GOP, Rubio was no better than Paul Ryan or Rand Paul … Continue reading »

UWD to Marco Rubio: Stop Flip-Flopping on Our Communities

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has flip-flopped on immigration so many times, it once took Think Progress nearly 1600 words to try and track it all.  He helped push through the Senate immigration bill, S. 744, before backing away from it and then repudiating the comprehensive strategy completely.  He’s supposed to be the GOP’s best hope for … Continue reading »

Republican Speaker of the House Stands Up to Opponents in GOP to Pass Immigration Bill …In Florida

On In-State Tuition Bill In Florida, Speaker Will Weatherford Steps Up; On Immigration Reform in Congress, Speaker John Boehner Steps Back In a must-read story entitled, “How House Speaker Will Weatherford saved the ‘Dreamer’ tuition bill,”  Mark Caputo of the Miami Herald captures the pivotal role played by the Republican leader in using the power … Continue reading »

BREAKING: Florida Senate Approves Tuition Equality for DREAMers, 26-13

In a welcome reversal from just a week ago, the Florida state senate today approved tuition equality for DREAMers by a vote of 26 to 13 — prompting ecstatic cheers from DREAMers and advocates with the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and others, who had been waiting all day for the vote. The bill was facing a … Continue reading »

Florida DREAMers Launch "Dream University" for Tuition Equality

Today, DREAMers and advocates with the Florida Immigrant Coalition have taken over the state Capitol in Tallahassee to launch “Dream University,” an effort to push the state senate — and its president, Don Gaetz — to allow a vote on in-state tuition. In-state tuition is now law in fifteen states, and has bipartisan support in Florida.  Last … Continue reading »