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Nora Sandigo (Source: CBS4)

Immigration Activist A “Guardian Angel” To More Than 800 Kids

Nora Sandigo is a mother of two, if you don’t count the 817 children for whom she considers herself to be a guardian.

08/07/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Lawmakers Reach Out To Undocumented Immigrants

Immediately after the Senate passed HB 755 late Friday afternoon, Senate Rules Chairman John Thrasher left the chamber, dashed up the stairs and handed a sheet of paper to a small cluster of people outside the public gallery.

05/02/2014

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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

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Carnival Ship Rescues Migrants On Sinking Boat

Dozens of Cuban migrants on an overloaded vessel that was sinking got a free ride on the Carnival Ecstasy Tuesday evening after the cruise ship spotted the troubled boat.

CBS Miami–03/26/2014

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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

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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

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Targeting Uninsured Hispanics For ACA Enrollment

Nearly 18,000 people in Florida have signed up for federal health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, however, officials fear that the Hispanic count will remain at a low number because of immigration issues.

01/09/2014

The Coast Guard rescued 11 migrants Wednesday morning. (Source: CBS4)

Two Men Indicted In Death Of Haitians Aboard Capsized Boat

Four Haitian boat survivors, on a smuggling voyage from the Bahamas that capsized killing four people last week, have been released from U.S. immigration custody.

10/25/2013

Msgr. Emilio Vallina: Born April 10, 1926, ordained April 20, 1952, died Oct. 20, 2013. (Source: Miami Archdiocese)

Founder Of St. John Bosco Parish In Little Havana Dies At 87

The Archdiocese of Miami has announced the death of Msgr. Emilio Vallina Saturday at age 87. Msgr. Vallina was the founder of St. John Bosco Parish in Little Havana, and pastor of the same church for 43 years.

CBS Miami–10/20/2013

US Rep. Mario Rafael Diaz-Balart Caballero,R-FL, representative for Florida's 21st congressional district, visits the election center for the Venezuelan community in Doral, Florida, February 12, 2012.  Venezuelan celebrate for the first time a primary process to choose one opposition candidate to challenge President Hugo Chávez in presidential election on October. AFP PHOTO/Paula Bustamante (Photo credit should read PAULA BUSTAMANTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Immigrants Sit In At US Rep Diaz-Balart’s Office

Frida Ulloa’s mother and brother are U.S. citizens, and she’s lived in the United States for a decade, but under U.S. law, that wasn’t enough to get the 24 year-old college student a green card. Because her mother became a citizen just after Ulloa turned 21, she was no longer in the fast track for minors. It will likely take years for her to get U.S. residency.

10/11/2013

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