Posts Tagged ‘undocumented immigrants’

Mexico Consul, ACLU, Civil Rights groups blast immigrant crime bill

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
The Consul of the Mexican Consulate in Orlando and several groups blasted a Florida senate bill Wednesday that would make one set of criminal codes for undocumented immigrants and another for everyone else.
Mexico Consul Juan Sabines Guerrero called Senate Bill 120 “condemnable by society as a whole” as he and representatives of the ACLU and several Civil Rights organizations called, at the Mexican Consulate in Orlando, for the Florida Legislature to stop the bill.
SB 120, sponsored by Republican Travis Hutson of Palm Coast, would require that any criminal charges against undocumented immigrants be upgraded. A first-degree misdemeanor charge brought against

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School board votes to protect kids from immigration raids

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
A South Florida school board is taking steps to protect the children of undocumented immigrants who face deportation.
The School Board of Broward County approved the resolution on Tuesday in response to increasing fears of more aggressive immigration enforcement policies implemented by the Trump administration.
School Board member Robin Bartleman says immigrant families “wanted to know that we had their backs.”
News outlets report the resolution prevents Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from entering schools or school-related events without warrants. Any requests to access schools or get information about a student will be directed to the district’s attorney.
The board also agreed to

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Is Orlando a ‘sanctuary city?’ What’s a ‘sanctuary city?’

Friday, February 10th, 2017
No one has identified Orlando as one of the “sanctuary cities” providing safe havens for undocumented immigrants while sustaining conservatives’ wrath and potential funding cuts from President Donald Trump‘s orders, but when the question comes up, Orlando responds with a puzzle.
“While it’s not clear exactly what the definition of a “sanctuary city” is, it is clear what Orlando is,” the office of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer responded Friday, in a statement, to a question about a sanctuary city status. “In Orlando, diversity and inclusion are a vital part of our way of life.”
Sanctuary cities can be difficult to identify because they do

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Report cites Orlando, Miami, for having large undocumented immigrant populations

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Miami and Orlando are among the biggest homes in the United States to unauthorized immigrants, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
The report, base on 2014 data analyzed by Pew, estimates that there are 450,000 undocumented immigrants in the Miami-megaplex that includes Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, ranking the metro area as the fifth largest, behind New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas, but ahead of Chicago and Washington D.C.
In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area, the report estimates 110,000 unauthorized immigrants, ranking 19th nationally. The Orlando is the nation’s 25th largest metro area.
Pew reports that its

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Poll shows tied race between Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump in Florida

Monday, September 19th, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a statistical tie in the presidential race in Florida, according to a New York Times Upshot/Siena College Research Institute poll of likely voters released Monday.
Clinton had the support of 41 percent of likely voters against 40 percent for Trump. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson had 9 percent and Jill Stein of the Green Party had 2 percent.
Meanwhile, Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio led Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, 48-42 percent.
The poll had a margin for error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.
Likely voters supported federal gun control legislation, 49-43 percent; opposed building

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