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.
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.
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.
Simone Jeanty’s tears have not stopped since the day she received word her daughter, 24-year-old Judith Valentin drowned off the coast of West Palm Beach. Jeanty came from Haiti this week on a temporary visa to bury her.
A vetoed proposal to help young undocumented immigrants get driver’s licenses has been for the 2014 legislative session.
The bipartisan Gang of Eight senators is set to reveal an immigration reform bill that has been crafted over several months and could determine the future plans of Senator Marco Rubio.
On Friday, the House approved a bill that would guarantee in-state tuition rates for children who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are undocumented immigrants.
Numerous Republican governors, including Rick Scott, have rejected expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act. But a quirk in the law could force governors into a tough spot of denying health coverage to U.S. citizens, but giving it to legal immigrants.
A Miami federal judge has found that Florida is violating the constitutional rights of American-born children of illegal immigrants by requiring them to pay higher tuition rates than other students at state colleges and universities.
Immigration experts estimate nearly 70,000 South Floridians qualify for the President’s Deferred Action plan, allowing illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to work and study for two years.