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Immigration Local and State Report: California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Connecticut

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have emerged as the winners of the New Hampshire primaries. Despite Donald Trump pulling the entire Republican field to the right on immigration, only 1 in 7 Republican voters rated it as their top issue. And as the attention of presidential candidates shifts to South Carolina, there are plenty of … Continue reading »

Immigration Local and State Report: Florida, Georgia, New York, New Mexico

Earlier this week we witnessed how immigration unfolded as a key issue throughout the Iowa Caucus. As immigration remains as one of the most prominent topics at the national level, particularly within the 2016 election cycle, states are also trying to enact legislation that will undoubtedly impact immigrant communities. Here s a breakdown of what … Continue reading »

Trump Inspired Legislation Threatens Florida Ahead Of The Election

Two years ago, Florida Republicans found themselves hand in hand with Latinos and immigrants across the state. Republicans in the state legislature, led by then House Speaker Will Weatherford, passed a bill that would grant undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at Florida’s public colleges and universities. But incredibly, the state legislature is now pushing anti-immigrant legislation … Continue reading »

Immigration Advocates Mobilize Against Trump Inspired Legislation In Florida

Immigrants and their allies are working across Florida in order to defeat two anti-immigrant proposals in the state legislature. We recently wrote about how two Republican representatives, Miami’s Carlos Trujillo and Yalaha’s Larry Metz, are sponsoring legislation inspired by Donald Trump’s toxic rhetoric. One of those proposals, House Bill 675, would force local law enforcement to … Continue reading »

More Evidence Donald Trump’s Ugly Rhetoric Is Inspiring Latinos To Become Citizens And Vote

As we noted yesterday, a report has noted that while the number of eligible Latino voters is 40 percent higher in 2016 than in 2008, our voting muscle remains undermobilized. However, more and more evidence is showing that Latinos are becoming energized thanks to help from the unlikeliest of people: Donald Trump. “Donald Trump’s scathing … Continue reading »

Florida Republicans Are Caving To The Trump Effect

Florida’s anti-immigrant legislators are back at work in Tallahassee – and this time they are seeking to further criminalize immigrant families. Two Republican legislators, Florida Representatives Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami) and Larry Metz (R-Yalaha), have introduced legislation that has been inspired by Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant hatred and rhetoric. House Bill 9, sponsored by Representative Trujillo, is … Continue reading »

Florida’s Republican Legislators Are Caving To The Trump Effect

Florida’s anti-immigrant legislators are back at work in Tallahassee – and this time they are seeking to further criminalize immigrant families. Two Republican legislators, Florida Representatives Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami) and Larry Metz (R-Yalaha), have introduced legislation that has been inspired by Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant hatred and rhetoric. House Bill 9, sponsored by Representative Trujillo, is … Continue reading »

“We Are Florida”: Immigration Advocates Descend on Tallahassee To Protest Upcoming Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Immigration advocates from the “We Are Florida” campaign are gathering in Tallahassee, Florida, for several days this week in anticipation of several bills set for the 2016 legislative session that could both set back and advance immigrant families in the state. From Florida Politics: There are six specific bills that the Florida Immigrant Coalition listed … Continue reading »

10 Year Old Organizes Letter Writing Campaign for Detained Migrant Children

Meet Leah Sanles Wilson, a 10 year old from Miami, Florida who is proving to be one of the country’s youngest and most relentless immigration advocates. Despite having been born in the United States, Leah is not stranger to the struggles that undocumented immigrants endure on daily basis. Leah is the youngest daughter of Bertha … Continue reading »

FL Rep. David Jolly Tells Donald Trump To Step Aside. Rubio Doesn’t.

On Sunday, Marco Rubio asked where was the widespread evidence of anti-Muslim sentiment In America. Despite the fact that the evidence is widespread, Rubio had his head in the sand and refused to acknowledge it. The next day, Donald Trump called “for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims” from entering the US. On Tuesday … Continue reading »