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Newly Naturalized Citizens Can Play Outsized Role in Outcome of 2022 Midterms in Florida, According to New State Report

Florida is home to 429,017 newly naturalized Americans, who became U.S. citizens between 2016 and 2020, and who are eligible to vote in the upcoming and critical 2022 midterms. This number greater than the state’s 371,686-vote margin of victory in the 2020 presidential elections

Sep, 2022
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At a Rally in Doral today, State Leaders and Community Denounced the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration’s Treatment of Migrants Seeking Refuge

Elected officials, Venezuelan leaders, and other immigration advocates came together in Doral, FL, city with the most Venezuelans, to denounce this blatant disregard for human life after learning that two flights full of asylum seekers were sent from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard late Wednesday by the now human-trafficking governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis.

Sep, 2022
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At a an Emergency Press Conference Today, Venezuelan Leaders Denounced the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration for Wednesday Flights of Asylum Seekers, Including 50 Venezuelans From Florida to Martha’s Vineyard

Venezuelan leaders and other immigration advocates came together in Doral, FL, city with the most Venezuelans, to denounce this blatant disregard for human life after learning that two flights full of asylum seekers from various countries were sent from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard late Wednesday.

Sep, 2022
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Florida Faith and Immigrant Leaders Condemn Gov. DeSantis Sending Asylum Seekers to Martha’s Vineyard

Today, as Governor DeSantis announced his intent to continue indiscriminately flying undocumented refugees to other states, The American Business Immigration Coalition Action, Casa de Venezuela Orlando, the HOPE CommUnity Center, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition joined Florida faith leaders to denounce Governor Desantis’ blatant disregard for human life with his ongoing policy of flying asylum seekers across the country, using them as political pawns.

Sep, 2022
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Amid a Growing Hostile Environment Statewide, the Florida Immigrant Coalition Asks for More Protections For Undocumented American Youth After the New DACA Rule

While the final rule allows current DACA recipients to breathe a little easier, it still
leaves many more without the program’s protection and we need something permanent!

Aug, 2022
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The Florida Immigrant Coalition to Florida Senators & Congresspeople: Support the Inflation Reduction Act and Vote Down Failed Trump Immigration and Border Policy Amendments

Florida - The Inflation Reduction Act is transformative legislation that will fight climate change, promote economic fairness, increase healthcare security, and reduce prescription drug prices – all things that Floridians desperately need.

Aug, 2022
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The Florida Immigrant Coalition Responds to Overturn of Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which protected women's rights for decades. As we know, this will not be an abortion ban for everyone. It will be an abortion ban for poor women and those most vulnerable amongst us like immigrants, minors and those with mentail illness.

Jun, 2022
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Governor DeSantis' Signs Culture War Bill Targeting Immigrant Children and Families

With a sign that read “Biden’s Border Crisis”, Governor DeSantis convened press today to witness him signing into law SB1808, another of his culture war bills. He announced a special grand jury to further double down on the fact that he is building a Florida is a hostile state to people who are seeking safety and refuge and that call Florida home.

Jun, 2022
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Florida Immigrant Coalition Leaders React to Federal Judge Ruling That Keeps in Place Racist & Dangerous Title 42

A Louisiana federal judge ruled on Friday that Title 42 cannot end on Monday, May 23rd as it was scheduled to. Title 42 is a Trump-Era policy that led to the expulsion of more than one million lawful asylum seekers at our borders. It unjustly targeted Black immigrants, caused asylum seekers to face more dangers, and played no role in minimizing COVID-19 cases.

May, 2022
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The Florida Immigrant Coalition Rejoices at the Designation of TPS for Cameroon and Demands an Egalitarian Approach to Protections

After a long wait and countless appeals from the Cameroonian community and activists, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have finally announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Cameroon.

May, 2022
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Republican Legislators Waste $12 million Taxpayer Dollars on DeSantis' Political Agenda

The Florida Immigrant Coalition stands in solidarity with activists who took action against Governor Ron DeSantis and state legislators, who prioritized wealthy corporations and their personal political aspirations over the good and the will of Floridians.

Mar, 2022
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Peter Pan Refugees, Children, and Community Leaders Outraged After House Passage of Bill Attacking Children

Peter Pan refugees, immigrant advocates, children who were formerly unaccompanied minors, young immigrants, community leaders, business owners and impacted immigrants will hold a press conference outside Miami’s historical Freedom Tower.

Mar, 2022
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Florida House Republicans Approve Governor DeSantis' Bill Targeting Immigrant Children and Families

Florida House Republicans moved to approve SB1808 in a 77 to 42 vote despite overwhelming public outcry in opposition to the bill. The bill could potentially impact Cuban, Afghan, Venezuelan asylum seekers, Ukrainian evacuees pending DREAMers and TPS recipients, among others.

Mar, 2022
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Spanish-language Radio Ads Call on State Legislators Anna Maria Rodriguez and Ileana Garcia to Oppose Bills That Attack Children and Separate Families

This morning the Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes launched a $25,000 Spanish language radio media buy in the South Florida market targeting State Senators Ileana Garcia and Ana Maria Rodriguez for supporting Governor Ron DeSantis’ attacks on unaccompanied migrant children that seek refuge in Florida and the nonprofit organizations that seek to care and reunite them with loved ones.

Mar, 2022
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Spanish-language Radio Ads Call on Ron DeSantis to Stop Attacks on Unaccompanied Children and Efforts to Defund Public Schools

The Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes will launch a $100,000 Spanish language radio media buy in the South and Central Florida market targeting Governor Ron DeSantis for his attacks on unaccompanied migrant children that seek refuge in Florida and the nonprofit organizations that seek to care and reunite them with loved ones.

Mar, 2022
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Peter Pan Refugees Urge Florida Lawmakers to Vote Against SB 1808

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved SB 1808, despite every public testimonial delivered in opposition to it. The bill would expand policies under SB 168, which was already struck down and found unconstitutional in a federal court.

Mar, 2022
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Broad Coalition of Faith Leaders, Business Owners, Refugees, and Educators Denounce SB 1808/HB 1355

Florida’s governor and Republican legislators continue to prioritize their political aspirations over the well-being of all Floridians. Rather than focusing on the housing crisis and finally getting to the other side of an unprecedented pandemic, Republican state legislators are attacking children seeking refuge, and the faith leaders poised to protect them.

Mar, 2022
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Despite Republican Assurances that Immigration Bills SB1808/HB1355 Will Not Target Vulnerable Populations, Immigration Lawyers Raise the Alarm Otherwise

Immigration lawyers have been sounding the alarm as Governor DeSantis’ backed anti-immigration bill continues to make its way to a House vote, after it was voted favorably in the Senate in a party-line vote last week.

Mar, 2022
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Despite Promising to End Cruel Trump-era Immigration Policies, President Biden Hasn’t Ended Title 42

Yesterday, two different courts, one in Washington D.C. and one in Texas, ruled on two different Title 42 cases. In the Washington D.C. case, Huisha-Huisa vs DHS, the court found that the government cannot use the public health order to expel people back to countries where they are likely to suffer persecution or torture.

Mar, 2022
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Senate Republicans Approve Governor DeSantis' Bill Targeting Immigrant Children and Families in the dead of night in spite of broad opposition

The Florida Senate moved to approve SB1808 in a 24 to 15 vote despite overwhelming opposition from business leaders, faith leaders, community leaders, and former Cuban Pedro Pan refugees. While Floridians face real crises such as skyrocketing rents, legislative leadership are instead placating to Governor’s Ron DeSantis’ future political ambitions with culture wars and tax giveaways to wealthy donors.

Mar, 2022
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Expanding TPS to Venezuela is Just the Beginning

We celebrate the administration’s move to expand TPS for Venezuelans, but we alert the community that a permanent solution and a green card could be within reach if Senators Rubio and Scott support it

Mar, 2021
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U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 - Just the First Step

Florida’s Congressional Delegation and Senate must stand on the right side of history and support this transformative immigration proposal

Feb, 2021
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How Are Migrant Communities Facing the Pandemic, the Climate Crisis, and Immigration Policy?

Virtual press conference and Town Hall

Feb, 2021
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Immigrant Rights Groups File Federal Lawsuit Over Unconstitutional Immigration Enforcement Bill

Bill is unconstitutional, vague and will separate families while hurting most vulnerable communities

Jan, 2021
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Florida State Senator Files Controversial Mandatory Employment Authorization Verification Program: Burdens Business, Violates Employee Rights

Program needlessly burdens businesses, small and large, with unfunded mandate, fostering discrimination against legal permanent residents and US citizens, due to errors and misidentification.

Jan, 2021
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Dear Florida Leadership: Protect Refugees

"FLIC Condemns Historically Low Refugee Resettlement Allotment for 2021 National Coalition calls on our elected officials to live up to our nation’s values of refugee and welcoming"

Jan, 2021
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