As Florida Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson prepare to debate in the race to represent Florida in the U.S. Senate, Frank Sharry, America’s Voice Executive Director and Founder, issued the below statement: The Trump Administration terminated the Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 TPS holders from Nicaragua, Haiti, El Salvador and… Continue »

An official in the Trump Administration and a Republican candidate for governor have been promoting ideas by leading anti-Muslim activist David Horowitz, according to reports from the past several months. Horowitz’s ideas have played an important role senior advisor and white nationalist Stephen Miller’s thinking, while Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, has praised Horowitz’s… Continue »

In his latest column for HuffPost, America’s Voice Communications Manager and DACA-recipient Juan Escalante calls Ron DeSantis’ decision to pick Jeanette Nuñez as his number two in the Florida gubernatorial race “a favorite and familiar tactic of Republicans to deceive voters on the cruelty of their agenda and distract them from their extremist positions.” Escalante’s… Continue »

Greg Sargent Take is Essential Reading on The Democratic Party’s Future Andrew Gillum’s upset win in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary carries with it several big lessons for the current political moment, including that candidates who unapologetically run on big issues, fundamental values, and a grassroots organizing model can energize a broad-based coalition of the… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »