House Bill Increases Criminal Penalties Against Undocumented ImmigrantsA state House panel has approved a proposal that would increase penalties for undocumented immigrants who commit types of violent crimes.
Court Rejects Dependency Pleas From Immigrant TeensIn a pair of similar cases, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday turned down dependency requests by teens from El Salvador and Honduras who want to apply for permanent residency in the United States.
Immigrant Groups Hold Forum On Driver's Licenses Miami activists say some 1 million Florida drivers don't have a license, much less insurance because of their immigration status. And that puts everyone else on the road at risk.
In-State Tuition Bill For Undocumented Students Moving Through LegislatureEven as more Republicans come out against a bill to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates, even if they are in the country illegally; the bill continues to make its way through the legislature.
Gang Of Eight Unveils Immigration Reform DetailsThe so-called “Gang of Eight” U.S. Senators, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, finally took the wraps off the new bipartisan immigration reform plan Tuesday and revealed a complex, but achievable path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
Rubio Pitching Bipartisan Comprehensive Immigration ReformIn political terms, it was the equivalent of seeing a poltergeist. It couldn't be real, but there it was: ultra-conservative Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio standing side-by-side with super liberal Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer in Washington Monday, advancing a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform plan.