Illegal Immigrants

(AP)

In-State Tuition Bill Moves Closer To Final Vote

Allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates cleared what was expected to be a major hurdle in the Senate, with the Judiciary Committee giving overwhelming approval Tuesday to the election-year proposal that has divided Republicans.

04/01/2014

Florida Money

FL House Passes In-State Tuition Bill

A lot of work was done in Tallahassee Thursday. Among the bills passed in the House was the one that would let qualified Florida students pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.

03/20/2014

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Undocumented Immigrants Denied Law Licenses

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Florida Bar can’t admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

Source: CBS

Man’s “Pedalling For 20 Million Dreams” Trip Begins Sunday

From South Florida to Washington D.C., a man hopes his bike ride will get a message to President Barack Obama to halt deportations.

03/01/2014

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Civic Groups, Educators Push For In-state Tuition

The issue of in-state tuition for all students in Florida, even those in the country illegally will be up for debate Saturday.

03/01/2014

(AP)

State’s High Court Takes Up Law Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Should an illegal immigrant be able to practice law in Florida. That’s the issue before the state’s highest court in the case of Jose Godinez-Samperio who came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 9. He graduated from college, earned a law degree and passed the Florida Bar.

10/02/2012

(Source: CBS4) Daniela Pelaez arrives at MIA following a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C.

Local Undocumented Immigrants Take Pride In Obama Policy Change

With tears in their eyes, young undocumented immigrants across South Florida watched President Barack Obama as he promised to stop deporting young people.

CBS4–06/15/2012

(Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Border Patrol, Coast Guard Intercept Illegals Off Palm Beach

More than a dozen people who may have been trying to sneak into the U.S. illegally are now being detained by the U.S Customs and Border protection agency.

CBS4–05/06/2012

Immigration

Few Human Trafficking Victims Apply For Offered Visas

Roughly half a million illegal immigrants who were brought into the U.S. and forced into prostitution or servitude are offered visas each year if they agree to testify against the smugglers. But in the first eight months of this year, only 524 victims applied for the visas and less than half were issued.

CBS4–10/23/2011

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin rescued three boaters after their boat sank off West End, Bahamas, May 22, 2011.  (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard: 122 Haitian, Cuban Boaters Sent Home

The U.S. Coast Guard has returned more than 120 Cuban and Haitian migrants to their Caribbean homelands.

CBS4–07/05/2011

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