Boys Town youth elected Samuel (Sam) Saintizaire(left) of Greenacres, Fla., the 114th mayor of the Village of Boys Town. Emily Colling (right) of Omaha, Neb. was elected vice mayor. (Source:

Florida Boy Becomes Nebraska’s Boys Town Mayor

A boy from South Florida is the newest mayor in a Nebraska community.


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CBS4 Investigates: Shortcut To Citizenship

We all know that tourism is the lifeblood of South Florida. But tonight, CBS4 Investigates… and we’ve uncovered a new kind of tourism that is promoting a shortcut to getting American Citizenship. It’s called Birth Tourism: women coming to the U.S. specifically to give birth. It’s all perfectly legal. And as we discovered… the Russians have turned it into a booming business right in our backyard.


More than two hundred people who came to this country seeking a better life were sworn in as its newest citizens on the Fourth of July. (Source: CBS4)

Immigrants Celebrating 4th By Becoming U.S. Citizens

Hundreds of immigrants living in Florida will have another reason to celebrate the 4th of July by the end of the day.

CBS Miami–07/04/2013

Rene Gonzalez renounced his U.S. citizenship and will remain in Cuba. (CBS4)

Convicted Cuban Spy Renounces U.S. Citizenship, Will Stay In Cuba

Unlike thousands of Cubans who visit the U.S, Interests Section in Havana hoping to leave the island, Rene Gonzalez showed up to the U.S. diplomatic mission Monday accompanied by his attorney to renounce his U.S. citizenship so he can stay in Cuba permanently



Cuban Spy Renounces U.S. Citizenship; Will Stay In Cuba

A federal judge will allow a convicted Cuban spy to permanently stay in the Caribbean island nation in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship.

CBS Miami–05/03/2013

Bethlehem Project (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Bethlehem Project

Miami is among 4 inaugurating cities of the Bethlehem Project. It assists local businesses in helping immigrant workers go through the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.

My TV 33–04/29/2013

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Student Finds U.S. Immigration Laws Tough To Navigate

The North Miami High School Valedictorian fighting to stay in the United States has hired a new attorney.



Hispanic Voter Flap Leads To Calls For Senator’s Ouster

Most people know that you must be a US Citizen to vote, but apparently, that message missed one Central Florida state legislator. A member of the committee that is overseeing the drawing of new congressional districts, he’s demanded the process be held up until it’s certified hispanic voters there are legal.


A girl takes the oath before receiving her U.S. citizenship at Zoo Miami. (Source: CBS4)

Children Take The U.S. Oath At Zoo Miami

Nineteen children and teens were sworn in as U.S. citizens at a special ceremony at Zoo Miami on Tuesday.



S. Floridians Divided On Proposed Immigration Bill

Dozens of immigrants and advocates from around Florida gathered in Tallahassee praying they could stop a senate bill that would significantly reform Florida immigration policy.