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In Florida and Across America: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »

In Wake of Hurricane, Immigrants Are Rebuilding Florida Panhandle While Trump Jokes of Shooting Them

In a recent article Miriam Jordan of the New York Times writes of “Hurricane Chasers: An Immigrant Work Force on the Trail of Extreme Weather.” She sheds light on a “resilience force” of migratory immigrant workers who travel to disaster and recovery areas in America to do dirty and dangerous work, often while living in … Continue reading »

In 2020, the only thing Trump is “keeping” is his anti-immigrant obsession

President Donald J. Trump made his reelection campaign official in Orlando, Florida using immigrants as his favorite piñata–that is, other than the media. It was no accident that, before his announcement, he indicated that starting next week, ICE will deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants, a declaration designed to appease his base and terorrize the immigrant … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Launches Ad Campaign While Trump Rallies On Hypocrisy and Failing Immigration Policies

“Trump doesn’t hate immigrants when he’s making money off of them.” In a new series of radio and digital ad campaigns running in Florida, America’s Voice sheds light on Trump’s hypocrisy as he kicks off his 2020 campaign by rallying behind the fear mongering and failing policies that are causing chaos at our borders, deaths … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Miami Herald: “Florida Senate Bill 168 will hurt our communities and our economy” says Former Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)

In a must read piece, former Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo of Florida wrote an op-ed that ran today in the Miami Herald denouncing the Republican anti-immigrant bill that is slated for a vote today in the Florida Senate. SB 168 would require all jurisdictions and state agencies to serve as federal immigration officers to help … Continue reading »

“HB 527/SB 168 Is An Unforced Error Republicans Can Avoid”: What Reporters Need To Ask About Florida’s Anti-Immigrant Bill in Advance of Senate Vote

“As a state, Florida has the reputation nationally of being the place where bad things happen to dumb people who didn’t anticipate the consequences of their actions. Lawmakers in Tallahassee should play against type.” Florida Republicans passed a state ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” through the lower House of the legislature this week which sets … Continue reading »

As Candidate Trump Zeroes In On 2020 Fear-Mongering, There’s a Clear Path to Drive Latino Turnout

As candidate Donald Trump gears up to, once again, make demonizing immigrants and fear-mongering about Latinos the centerpiece of his 2020 electoral strategy, new research outlines the blueprint for parties, candidates, and organizations to capitalize on the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the 2020 electorate – 32 million Latino voters. The Latino Vote Project – … Continue reading »

Local Legislative Update: Florida’s Anti-Immigrant Legislation has Deep Ties to Hate Group, and Advocates Fight Back

Anti-immigrant groups this year saw a new opening in Florida to pass their xenophobic legislative goals after Ron DeSantis, an anti-immigrant extremist and Donald Trump sycophant, narrowly won the gubernatorial election in 2018. Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN), a local anti-immigrant group, has been pushing Florida legislators to advance their extremist legislation since 2011.  Two … Continue reading »

Florida Families and Advocates Rally Against SB168/HB527

Here is a recording of the call. Earlier today, Florida families and advocates came together after protesting in the state’s capital to oppose the harmful, anti-immigrant state bills SB168/HB527. Those impacted by the policies as well as allies and advocates agree the proposed legislation would strip the civil liberties of millions of U.S. citizens and … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Florida Advocates Rally Against Anti-Immigrant SB 168

Today, over 300 Florida families, agricultural workers, faith leaders, educators, immigrant youth, led by the Florida Immigrant Coalition, United We Dream, and other advocates are coming together in the state capitol to oppose a new anti-immigrant bill, SB 168 / HB 527. The advocates have spent the last few days asking lawmakers to oppose the … Continue reading »