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Elected Officials in California and Texas Join The Dreamer Dinners Campaign to Help Protect DACA Program

Dreamer Dinners have arrived in Texas and California, with Congressman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all breaking bread with Dreamers during the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Yesterday, in the midst of a nationwide mobilization organized by … Continue reading »

FL State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez Reaffirms Support for DACA and Dreamers

America’s Voice Dreamer Dinners campaign continues to highlight the broad support that exists for keeping Dreamers shielded from Donald Trump’s Deportation Force. The first Dreamer Dinner took place in Columbus, Ohio last week, where Councilwoman Liz Brown joined over eight Dreamers for a meal and discussion on why the DACA program is so important for … Continue reading »

DACA Works – Why Protections and Opportunities for Dreamers are Good for Florida and America

Tallahassee, FL – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America,including nearly 33,000 in Florida. Each DACA recipient has come forward, passed a background check and been granted permission to live and work legally in America. As a result, … Continue reading »

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 »