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Trump’s Deportation Force Jails DACA-Eligible Florida Man With Down Syndrome

The Florida Immigrant Coalition is reporting that during a recent raid in Fort Pierce, FL, Trump’s deportation agents arrested 28 workers and community members, including Juan Gaspar-García, a DACA-eligible Florida resident with diabetes and Down syndrome. As Gaspar-García’s sister, Dolores explained “My brother does not have the ability to understand certain situations without a proper … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Miami Herald: “Haitians in South Florida, New York latest to sue Trump over TPS”

On Thursday, three South Floridians, seven New Yorkers, the weekly Brooklyn-based Haitian newspaper, Haïti Liberté, and a Miami-based Haitian rights advocacy group, Family Action Network Movement (FANM), filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York arguing against the Trump Administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). According to the Center for American … Continue reading »

ICYMI: With deportation looming, Haitian workers highlight their role in Florida’s tourism industry

Tallahassee, FL – A Marketplace piece highlights the critical roles Haitian workers play in Florida’s $111.7 billion hospitality industry. Florida is home to more than half of the Haitians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who now are facing deportation. The piece in its entirety can be accessed here, and follows below: Every morning, hundreds of uniformed workers file into the … Continue reading »

Border Patrol Checking Papers of Greyhound Passengers in Florida

Know Your Rights When Stopped by ICE or Police A video of Border Patrol agents boarding a Greyhound bus asking people to show them their papers has garnered over 2.5 million views on Facebook according to the Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC). Last Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents boarded a Greyhound bus in … Continue reading »

Greyhound Buses Allows Border Patrol to Conduct Immigration Raid at Bus Stops

Caribbean woman pulled off bus by agents on Friday is still missing FLORIDA – Border Patrol agents boarded a Greyhound bus on Friday to ask passengers for documentation in Ft. Lauderdale on a bus en route to Miami from Orlando; during the stop a black woman of Caribbean descent was asked to remove her belongings and leave the bus. Family … Continue reading »

What Do Gov. Scott, Kent Fuchs, and a FL DACA Beneficiary Agree on? Protections for Dreamers

Tallahassee, FL – While President Donald Trump, his cabinet of racists, and Republican congressional leadership work to torpedo Dreamer legislation, new op-eds from Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) and University of Florida president Ken Fuchs and Mariana Castro, a local Dreamer and UF student, show where Floridians and Americans stand: with Dreamers. As Governor Scott notes: The … Continue reading »

Mayor Messam, Dreamers & Leaders Urge Sen. Rubio & Rep. Rutherford to Pass Dream Act Before End of Year

For a recording of today’s call, please email Miramar, FL– This morning, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam joined Florida Dreamers and leaders to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers is so urgent for Florida and America and to call on Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Representative John Rutherford (FL-04) to support the passage of a … Continue reading »

Are Senator Rubio and Florida’s Republican House Members Ready to Deport Dreamers?

Voting for a 2018 Government Funding Bill Without Including Relief for Dreamers is a Dangerous Idea Tallahassee, FL – Yesterday’s White House meeting with Republican Senators made clearthat President Trump and many Republicans are more interested in delaying action and obstructing progress than resolving the status of America’s Dreamers. Also yesterday, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen took to the floor to … Continue reading »

FL Rep. David Richardson Meets with Florida Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

Miami Beach, FL – Hardline anti-immigrant forces, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, forced the hand of President Trump to kill off the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by March 2018. On Sunday, Florida Representative David Richardson joined immigrant youth and their parents from Florida to … Continue reading »

Florida State Rep. Jenne Meets with Florida Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

Southwest Ranches, FL – This week, Florida State Representative Evan Jenne joined Florida immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation.  Florida State Representative Evan Jenne said: I was already an ardent supporter of … Continue reading »

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