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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 nicole@npstrategygroup.com 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 »

NEW POLL: Trump is alienating Florida Latinos

Crossposted from Latino Decisions by Matt Barreto According to a new poll released by Latino Victory Project, Latino Decisions, and America’s Voice, a clear majority of Florida Latinos – 64 percent – disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance and 7 out 10 believe the Republican Party doesn’t care about or is hostile toward Latinos. Additionally, more than one-third of … Continue reading »

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 »

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