The Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center along with the American Civil Liberties Union plan sue the state immediately if the Legislature passes either of two pending immigration bills in the House and the Senate, the nonprofit said Thursday. Continue »
For evidence of the political minefield that is immigration reform, look no further than the Florida Senate. On one side is Senate President Mike Haridopolos, who is looking to attract tea-party conservatives to his Republican bid for U.S. Senate, along with others in the GOP Continue »
The Florida Immigrant Coalition is afraid that a law as tough as Arizona's SB1070 - or even tougher - would plunge the state into a severe economic recession since the area depends so much on Hispanic investment, labor and spending. Continue »
Probably the biggest political news story from the release of new census data was the growth of the Latino community -- and the corresponding political power of the Latino vote. As you'll see below, reporters and pundits around the country focuses on the political implications of these changing demographics. Continue »
The share of Hispanics living in Florida grew by almost 60 percent over the past decade as the percentage of white residents declined slightly and the proportion of blacks and Asians inched up, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census. Continue »
Score one for business in the latest round of debate over proposed immigration reform in the Florida Senate. A committee Monday relaxed a requirement that the state and all private employers check the immigration status of any prospective employee by using the federal government's e-Verify system. Continue »
Gov. Rick Scott's pledge to bring an Arizona-style immigration law to Florida probably won't happen, but a House committee voted Thursday to bring him the next best thing. Continue »
Jeb Bush was preaching to the choir, but the message was meant to resonate far beyond the stately Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Continue »
Today, in Miami, the Republican-backed Hispanic Leadership Network hosted a conference to "provide a unique opportunity for center-right leaders to speak with—and more importantly listen to—the Hispanic community," according to conference co-chair Jeb Bush. Continue »
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and other Republican leaders are launching a new effort Thursday to reach out to Hispanic voters. Continue »