Daniela Pelaez was worried that she might be deported back to Columbia by now, but instead the 18 year old Valedictorian of her class walked across the stage at FIU’s U.S. Century Bank Arena to receive her high school diploma Friday.
The North Miami Senior High valedictorian, who won a reprieve after she and her sister were asked to leave the county, will be honored Wednesday by the Miami-Dade School Board.
CBS4 News’ Jim DeFede sat down with Rubio earlier this week for a rare, nearly hour long interview on a wide range of topics – from speculation that Mitt Romney will tap him to be his vice president, to his controversial stance on contraception, to his brief childhood stint as a Mormon.
The North Miami Senior High valedictorian, who won a two year immigration reprieve thanks to the rally effort of her fellow students, plans to announce Wednesday the creation of a new foundation supporting the STARS Act.
The so called “Dream Act” bill in the Senate which would have granted in-state tuition to Florida high school students who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are in the country illegally is nothing more than a dream.
Newt Gingrich may be surging in the overall polls, he has a big weakness amongst a key group Republicans must have in Florida if they hope to carry the state in the fall.
When Florida Republicans cast their vote on January 31; it may be too late to make a difference in the eventual nomination. But, any candidate who chooses to overlook the Sunshine State will do so at their own peril.
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, who was rallying support for frontrunner Mitt Romney Friday, was interrupted during the event by supporters of the Dream Act.
Two Democratic state lawmakers, one from Miami, have offered a bill for the 2012 legislative session that would create a pathway for undocumented immigrants to get in-state tuition.
Ian Sequeira just got his Associates Degree from Miami-Dade College and is looking forward to a bright future.