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Anti-immigrant bill passes House Committee in Florida

Anti-immigrant bill passes House Committee in 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.
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FLORIDA HOUSE TO VOTE ON ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILL

FLORIDA HOUSE TO VOTE ON ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILL
Immigrant families and advocates mobilize to the state’s capitol to speak against anti-immigrant bill, House Bill 9, scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017. Vans will be departing from Hialeah in Miami, Tampa, and Orlando.
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5 Years of DACA and the Future of TPS

5 Years of DACA and the Future of TPS
Last week marked the five-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, which grants protection from deportation to many young immigrants. In the five years since the announcement of DACA, an estimated 95% of DACA youth and young adults are either working or attending school, contributing to their local communities and the economy.
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VICTORY! All 9 anti-immigrant bills are defeated in Florida!

VICTORY! All 9 anti-immigrant bills are defeated in Florida!
Florida’s Legislative sessions comes to an end as Immigrant rights advocates celebrate the defeat of all anti-immigrant and anti-refugee bills proposed. The 2017 session marks one of the most aggressive sessions with 9 Trump-Inspired bills ranging from the criminalization of immigrant by raising the penalties solely based on the person’s immigration status, to punishing city and counties for wanting to protect all of their residents.
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2017 We Are Florida Legislative Report

2017 We Are Florida Legislative Report
This session, with the support of coalition members, allies and through grassroots advocacy efforts, We Are Florida! successfully defeated all nine anti-immigrant and anti-refugee bills that attempted criminalize immigrants in Florida and separate our families. This report provides an overview of the bills that the We Are Florida! campaign worked on during the 2017 Legislative Session in conjunction with Florida Immigrant Coalition, its members and allies.
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Florida Sheriffs keep focus on Public Safety, not Immigration Enforcement

Florida Sheriffs keep focus on Public Safety, not Immigration Enforcement
Haz click aqui para espanol The Florida Sheriff’s Association speaks out against the pressure that the Trump Adminstration is putting on local police departments to enforce immigration laws.
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Faith and Community Leaders Urge President Trump to Renew (TPS) for Haitians

Faith and Community Leaders Urge President Trump to Renew (TPS) for Haitians
Community leaders in South Florida are calling on the federal government to avoid worsening an already dire humanitarian crisis in Haiti by renewing the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of many Haitian residents.
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West Palm Beach Shows True Courage with Resolution Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees

West Palm Beach Shows True Courage with Resolution Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees
The decision by the West Palm Beach City Council to demonstrates its commitment to welcoming immigrants and refugees, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity and country of origin in a written resolution is a sign of poltical courage that MIami-Dade County Commisioner have been unwilling to make.
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VICTORY! Miami Dade School Board says NO to ICE in Schools

VICTORY! Miami Dade School Board says NO to ICE in Schools
Dozens of parents, children and community leaders succesfully urge the Miami Dade County School Board to strongly reaffirm its commitment to immigrant students and families, regardless of immigration status.
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Broward School Board Passes Resolution Supporting Immigrant Families

Broward School Board Passes Resolution Supporting Immigrant Families
A packed room of parents, community residents and faith leaders sporting orange ribbons convinced the Broward County School Board to unanimously approve a measure that designated the Broward School District an inclusive, safe and welcoming district that protects all children.
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