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In Florida, one out of five residents is an immigrant, and nearly 1 million live with at least one undocumented family member. Florida is one of the most diverse states in the country. Yet Florida could become one of the most anti-immigrant states in the country if Senate Bill 168 and House Bill 527 pass. In response, statewide and national organizations putting out an emergency travel advisory warning people and companies to avoid Florida if these family separation bills pass.
This week, hundreds of Floridians from across the state filled the capitol to support our immigrant communities this week
From Black Girls Day at the Capitol to fighting against family separation, there’s so much happening this legislative session, with SB168 moving swiftly through FL House and Senate to turn all police into ICE agents
En Español Abajo For the better part of the past year, we’ve been building for this moment. We’ve marched. We’ve organized. We’ve knocked on doors, and registered voters. We’ve informed voters about the issues affecting us and empowered our families… Read More
Travel to all areas of the State of Florida should be done with heightened caution as it can be uncomfortable and/or unsafe for people of color, individuals who speak with an accent or any form of speech impediment, and international travelers. Florida had the biggest increase in ICE arrests in the United States.
This week marks the end yet another aggressive legislative session, with the introduction of HB9/SB308 and HB45/SB212, two Trump-inspired anti-immigrant bills that threatened families in Florida. With the immense help of our members and allies, we fought back and won, showing that immigrants aren’t going anywhere, because We Are Florida!
Today, the Florida House Judiciary Committee voted in favor (10-7) of anti-immigrant bill HB9, which aims to legalize racial profiling while punishing local municipalities for protecting its residents. Even though a similar bill approved in Texas earlier this year has received national backlash and constitutional concerns, Florida legislators moved forward to threaten public safety and undermine local democracy by bringing Trump’s anti-immigrant policies to our state.