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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 »

Florida House Dems Walk Out On “Racist” Mark Krikorian

Florida House Democrats didn’t even give Mark Krikorian a chance to spew his xenophobic propaganda to a full house during a meeting on refugees yesterday — they simply walked out. Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), an anti-immigrant group founded by noted white nationalist and eugenics enthusiast John Tanton. Among Tanton’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Study: Trump Fared Worse than Romney in Florida Hispanic Vote”

A new op-ed published in The Hill from Ali Valenzuela, an Assistant Professor of Politics and Latino Studies at Princeton University, and Tyler Reny, a Ph.D. student at the UCLA Department of Political Science, summarizes their recent analysis of voting precincts in Florida to explore how the state’s Hispanic electorate actually voted in 2016. Despite the national exit … Continue reading »

As Rubio Refuses to Protect DACA, Nelson Reminds Us of DREAMers’ Contributions

Today, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) held the Senate floor to remind listeners of the DREAMers’ contributions in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As Nelson emphasized, the 750,000 DREAMers who currently have work permits under DACA are our neighbors, classmates, colleagues, and yes, U.S. military veterans. On … Continue reading »

Florida Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 67-31% Margin; Asian Americans Support Clinton Over Trump By 72-23%

Below are key candidate questions for the Florida-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HERE starting tomorrow. In Florida, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 67-31% margin. By comparison, in Latino Decisions’ … Continue reading »

Alicia Machado, Campaigning For Clinton In Florida: “This Is Our Election, Latinos!”

During a fiery speech in support of Hillary Clinton last week, Alicia Machado declared that the 2016 race is “our election. This is our election, Latinos!” “It’s really clear that he does not respect women. He just judges us on our looks,” Machado said during the Florida rally, her first joint appearance with Clinton. “He … Continue reading »