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Ron DeSantis is sending troops and officers from Florida to Texas

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida “stands ready” and will send Florida National Guard troops and law-enforcement officers to Texas to help with border control.
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Immigration changes are teed up for a possible vote Friday in the Florida Senate

The Florida Senate on Friday could pass a bill targeting undocumented immigration, including requiring hospitals to collect data about whether patients are in the country legally.
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Appeals court rejects a challenge to Florida’s controversial ‘Sanctuary Cities’ law

A federal appeals court tossed out a challenge to a 2019 immigration law that banned what are called sanctuary cities in Florida.

Migrant flights lawsuit dismissed after changes

A Leon County circuit judge dismissed a lawsuit filed after Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration flew migrants from Texas to Massachusetts.
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to Trump Rally attendees.

Florida lawmakers support a bill on migrant flights

Florida House members moved forward with a proposal that could help set the stage for more migrant flights.

Judge poised to consider migrant flights case

A Leon County circuit judge will hear arguments Friday about whether he should toss out a lawsuit filed by a South Florida state senator after Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration flew about 50 migrants from Texas...
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to Trump Rally attendees.

Top DeSantis aides added in migrant flight lawsuit

Two top aides to Gov. Ron DeSantis were added as defendants in a potential class-action lawsuit related to migrant flights from Texas to Florida to Martha's Vineyard.
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DeSantis appeals in a public records dispute over migrant flights

Florida is appealing a court order requiring it to provide records about a decision to fly migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard.
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Judge blocks subpoenas of DeSantis aids in a records fight over migrant flights

A judge has rejected subpoenas seeking to force aides to Gov. Ron DeSantis to testify about Florida's controversial migrant flights.
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Florida DOT and a contractor face a records lawsuit on migrant flights

An open-government group has filed a lawsuit against FDOT & a contractor alleging they broke public-records laws re: migrant flights to Mass.

MidPoint: Legal issues in the news

Former Chair of the Florida ACLU Legal Panel James Shaw Jr. joined Shelley for an open discussion to share some of the interesting legal issues in the news.
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Florida’s Ron DeSantis defends migrant flights but details remain scant

Gov. Ron DeSantis defended Florida’s participation in flights carrying about 50 migrants that landed Wednesday at Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

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