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Marco Rubio Is Not The Senator Florida Needs

This morning, Senator Marco Rubio announced his campaign for re-election with a statement that on paper reads well. He certainly captures the importance of this moment in time and the country’s need for principled and persuasive leaders in Congress. But, having flip-flopped on nearly every major issue in the past six years, Marco Rubio is clearly not … Continue reading »

Los floridanos merecen vivir en una zona libre de Trump

El jueves, el senador Rubio trató de tomar distancia del presunto nominado republicano Donald Trump, al decir “hoy estamos en una zona libre de Trump. Estoy trabajando en muchos otros asuntos”, mientras trataba de evadir toda discusión en torno a los comentarios en contra del juez Gonzalo Curiel. Cuando se le presionó aún más, respondió: “Yo no … Continue reading »

All Floridians Deserve to Live In a Trump-free Zone

On Thursday, Sen. Rubio tried to create some safe space between him and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, “We’re in a Trump-free zone today. I’m working on a lot of other stuff,” while trying to evade any discussion of Trump’s comments against Judge Gonzalo Curiel. When pressed further, he replied “I didn’t see it, guys. I’m working … Continue reading »

Moment of Truth for Marco Rubio and Florida Republicans: If You Don’t Support Racism, Rescind Your Support of Trump

It’s clear that Donald Trump is espousing an overtly racist vision for America. Trump says a U.S.-born judge cannot be unbiased due to his Mexican ancestry. He’s also casted doubts that Muslim judge could be fair to him. Having started his rise in the GOP as a “birther” — claiming the President was not born in America, he’s also … Continue reading »

Florida Community Leaders React to Senator Rubio’s Implicit Endorsement of Donald Trump

Community Leaders from across Florida expressed their disappointment with Senator Marco Rubio’s latest betrayal of the Latino and immigration community, as well as their concern that the spread of Trump style racist, xenophobic, anti-Muslim, and misogynistic rhetoric would spur legislative, and even physical attacks on diverse communities. Rubio implicitly endorsed the presumptive Republican nominee last … Continue reading »

Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera, Rep. Jolly, and Carlos Beruff Are With Trump

Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, the leader of the GOP nationally and here in Florida.  Republican Senate hopefuls Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Representative David Jolly remain “undecided” about their support for Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for President. On the other hand, Republican Carlos Beruff, another Senate hopeful, is a fervent Donald … Continue reading »

Why did Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Sign the Flawed Texas Immigration Brief?

On March 28, 2016, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi signed on to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Texas. The case, brought by GOP Governors and Attorneys General, led by Texas, challenges the immigration executive actions President Obama announced in 2014. Bondi joined Florida to the … Continue reading »

This Tax Day, A Reminder that Implementing Immigration Executive Action Policies Would Be Good for Florida

Unfortunately, State-Sponsored Lawsuit Keeping FL From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, and millions … Continue reading »

In Florida and Nationwide, Massive New PRRI Polling Project Finds Durable and Broad Support for Pro-Immigrant Policies

Despite Anti-Immigrant Fixation of GOP Presidential Race, Florida Residents and Rest of Country Overwhelmingly Remain in Favor of Pro-Immigrant Reforms Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) today released the 2015 American Values Atlas, a comprehensive examination of Americans’ attitudes on a range of immigration topics. Conducted from April 2015 through January 2016 and comprised of a … Continue reading »

Immigration Advocates Score Major Victory In Florida and Block Anti-Immigrant Legislation

In a year where Florida politicians like Marco Rubio and Carlos Lopez-Cantera continue to embrace Trump’s extreme position on immigration, Republicans across the country should take note on Latino and immigrant community’s commitment to fight back anti-immigrant extremism. The Florida’s legislative session has come to a close, meaning that several pieces of anti-immigrant legislation have … Continue reading »