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.
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.
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.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Florida Bar can’t admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.
The issue of in-state tuition for all students in Florida, even those in the country illegally will be up for debate Saturday.
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.
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.