Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Source: CBS4)

Ros-Lehtinen Touting Underused Visa Program

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen wants potential immigrants to apply for a historically underused program to get visas.

CBS Miami–10/31/2013

Jim DeFede & Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: After the Shutdown

Congresswoman Ilena Ros-Lehtinen and Jim discuss the vote to reopen the government and where we go from here. The two also discuss whether three months from now we will be in the same situation.
Other topics include immigration reform, and the future of the Republican party.

CBS4–10/21/2013

Capitol Hill

Florida Legislators Speak Out On Government Funding Deal

With just hours to spare, Congress passed a plan to avoid a default and end a 16 day partial government shutdown. The votes came in late, but just in time to avoid the crisis. Just after midnight President Barack Obama signed the bill into law.

CBS4–10/17/2013

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

GOP Targets Food Stamps For Nearly $40 Billion In Cuts

Late Thursday evening, the House of Representatives voted to slash the budget for the nation’s food-stamp program by $39 billion over the next ten years.

CBS Miami–09/20/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

S. Florida Delegation Preps For Syria Congressional Debate

As Congress prepares to debate whether or not to allow military action against the Syrian regime of Basha al-Assad, representatives from South Florida have already started to stake out their positions on the issue.

CBS Miami–09/02/2013

(PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Man At Center Of NSA Leak Heading To Cuba Monday

A former contractor for the National Security Agency who is wanted for revealing highly classified surveillance programs has arrived in Moscow from Hong Kong.

06/23/2013

(Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Keep Cuba On List Of Countries Which Support Terrorism

So what does Cuba have in common with Syria and the Sudan? They’re all on the State Department’s list state sponsors of terrorism and feds have no intention of taking them off.

CBS4–05/02/2013

Bruce Eckel & Paola Arango (Source: CBS4)

Separated Couple Waging Immigration Battle

A couple separated by an immigration battle is now fighting to be reunited. Paola Arango had been in the US since she was 10 years old but less than two weeks after getting married, she was deported.

CBS4–04/28/2013

Rapper Jay-Z. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jay-Z Disses Critical Politicos In New Rap

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Flexing his musical muscle over a visit he and his wife Beyonce made to Cuba, rapper Jay-Z has released a new song which takes aims at politicos who have questioned the legality […]

04/11/2013

Beyonce and husband Jay-Z spent their fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba. (Courtesy: La Guarida restaurant staff, Havana, Cuba)

Beyonce Cuba Trip Drawing Congressional Scorn

Superstar Beyonce’ and Jay-Z made headlines last week when they made a surprise trip to Cuba. The trip has drawn the attention of both Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

CBS Miami–04/08/2013

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