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Supreme Court Amicus Briefs Filed: Florida Elected Officials, Local Immigrant Leaders, Community Advocates Rally Support To Have Supreme Court Unfreeze DACA+ And DAPA

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 fate of President Obama’s executive actions … Continue reading »

With Page Out of Rubio Playbook, Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera Caves to the Trump Effect

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 immigration legislation, while simultaneously pledging to … Continue reading »

New Report Shows Republican Lawsuit Against DACA/DAPA Costing Florida Millions

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 thing to do for millions of … Continue reading »

Trump Inspired Legislation Threatens Florida Ahead Of The Election

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 legislature is now pushing anti-immigrant legislation … Continue reading »

Immigration Advocates Mobilize Against Trump Inspired Legislation In Florida

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, would force local law enforcement to … Continue reading »

Florida Republicans Are Caving To The Trump Effect

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 9, sponsored by Representative Trujillo, is … Continue reading »

Florida’s Republican Legislators Are Caving To The Trump Effect

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 9, sponsored by Representative Trujillo, is … Continue reading »

Florida Advocates Celebrate Supreme Court Decision to Hear Immigration Case

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 and the creation of a related … Continue reading »

“We Are Florida”: Immigration Advocates Descend on Tallahassee To Protest Upcoming Anti-Immigrant Legislation

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 that the Florida Immigrant Coalition listed … Continue reading »

Florida Rep. David Jolly Tells Donald Trump To Step Aside. Rubio Doesn’t.

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 discrimination against Muslims?” The next day, Donald … Continue reading »