Florida Rep. Mario Diaz Balart Calls Biden's Immigration Plan An 'Unrealistic, Partisan Effort That Neglects National Security'The White House unveiled President Joe Biden’s sweeping new immigration bill on Thursday. It offers a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million undocumented immigrants, including the so-called Dreamers. The bill has little emphasis on border security which already has critics speaking out, but the President has already signaled he's open to compromise.
Facing South Florida: Immigration Advocate Reacts To RNCImmigration advocate Maria Rodriguez offered her reaction to claims made by Republicans during their convention.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation To Confirm Employment Eligibility Based On Immigration StatusGov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday quietly signed legislation that will require all government employers and some private businesses to use a federal electronic system known as E-Verify to check the immigration status of new workers.
Federal Judge Orders Release Of Migrants In Florida As Virus MeasureA federal judge ordered authorities to release hundreds of immigrants from three Florida detention centers to prevent a wider spread of the coronavirus and protect detainees with underlying conditions.
'Worried About Disproportionate Loss Of Life': Nonprofit Founder Fears Coronavirus Will Spur Public Health Crisis For ImmigrantsAs the U.S. responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has taken a host of measures to tighten immigration procedures, altering daily operations and disrupting the lives of thousands.
Controversial New Rule Could Reshape Legal ImmigrationUS Citizenship and Immigration Services have begun implementing a controversial rule that will make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use public benefits like food stamps and housing vouchers.
E-Verify Divides Florida Republican LeadersGov. Ron DeSantis’ push for a politically charged immigration proposal has begun to expose a clash between Republicans as this year’s legislative session starts.
Florida Prison Guards To Aid Undocumented Immigrant CrackdownFlorida is poised to deputize state correctional officers as federal immigration agents at a state-run prison as part of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signals Another Push For E-Verify SystemGov. Ron DeSantis wants Florida to set up a system that will require employers to verify the immigration status of job applicants.
Controversial South Florida Shelter For Unaccompanied Minors Shuts DownThe Trump administration is shutting down a shelter for unaccompanied minors in south Miami-Dade which had come under intense criticism from advocates and lawmakers.
Migrant Children Go To Florida SheltersWhen the federal government suddenly emptied a South Florida detention center for migrant children in August, it was unclear exactly where more than 1,000 children had gone.
Focus On South Florida: Nora Sandigo, 'The Great Mother'Rudabeh Shahbazi sat down with Nora Sandigo, the legal guardian of more than 1,000 U.S. born children of undocumented immigrants.
Report: Homestead Facility For Migrant Children May Be Reopened Later This YearThe Homestead facility for unaccompanied minors may not be closed for very long.
Florida GOP Leader Postpones Immigration 'Listening Tour'After a mass shooting in Texas intensified a partisan divide about immigration, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida has decided to postpone a statewide “listening tour” focused on the controversial topic.
Immigrant Activist Group Wants Transparency After Homestead Facility Moves Out All Unaccompanied MinorsAn activist group is demanding transparency after the Homestead facility for unaccompanied minors reported that all of the children they had sheltered have been moved out of the site.