Ahead of April 18th oral arguments, advocates, business leaders, elected officials and eligible DACA+/DAPA recipients demonstrate strong support for President Obama’s Executive Actions Today, Florida elected officials, local advocates and community leaders signed on to amicus briefs filed in U.S. v. Texas, the Supreme Court case that will determine the... Continuar »
Carlos Lopez-Cantera Against DACA and DAPA in Florida
Senator Marco Rubio has taken a sharp rightward turn on immigration in order to put his own political ambitions over the interests of his constituents in Florida. In his quest to become the president of the “The New American Century,” Marco Rubio has shamelessly distanced himself from his 2013... Continuar »
By Stalling Programs in Court Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi Are Denying the State Tax Revenue As the Supreme Court prepares to hear the case over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, evidence continues to grow that upholding the President’s orders is not just the right... Continuar »
Young girl asks for her mom not to be deported by immigration authorities
Two years ago, Florida Republicans found themselves hand in hand with Latinos and immigrants across the state. Republicans in the state legislature, led by then House Speaker Will Weatherford, passed a bill that would grant undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at Florida’s public colleges and universities. But incredibly, the state... Continuar »
Immigrants Ask Jose Felix Diaz To Oppose HB675
Immigrants and their allies are working across Florida in order to defeat two anti-immigrant proposals in the state legislature. We recently wrote about how two Republican representatives, Miami’s Carlos Trujillo and Yalaha’s Larry Metz, are sponsoring legislation inspired by Donald Trump’s toxic rhetoric. One of those proposals, House Bill 675,... Continuar »
Florida’s anti-immigrant legislators are back at work in Tallahassee – and this time they are seeking to further criminalize immigrant families. Two Republican legislators, Florida Representatives Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami) and Larry Metz (R-Yalaha), have introduced legislation that has been inspired by Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant hatred and rhetoric. House Bill... Continuar »
Florida’s anti-immigrant legislators are back at work in Tallahassee – and this time they are seeking to further criminalize immigrant families. Two Republican legislators, Florida Representatives Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami) and Larry Metz (R-Yalaha), have introduced legislation that has been inspired by Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant hatred and rhetoric. House Bill... Continuar »
Florida Immigrant Families One Step Closer To Relief This is great news. Finally, Florida immigrant families and children will have their day in court. In 2014, thousands of Floridians breathed a sigh of relief when President Obama announced an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy... Continuar »
Immigration advocates from the “We Are Florida” campaign are gathering in Tallahassee, Florida, for several days this week in anticipation of several bills set for the 2016 legislative session that could both set back and advance immigrant families in the state. From Florida Politics: There are six specific bills... Continuar »
Juan Escalante: “If he wants to be president, Marco Rubio needs to get serious about the threat Donald Trump poses to this nation” On Sunday, Marco Rubio responded to the President’s remarks on the San Bernardino attacks by asking, “Where is there widespread evidence that we have a problem in America with... Continuar »