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Opponents of proposed RNC Clean Zone ordinance to Tampa: help us help you listen

04/11/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Organizers from the Coalition to March on the RNC expect as many as 5,000 demonstrators from all over the country on the first day of August's Republican National Convention, and don't want a proposed Tampa ordinance blocking their rights. 26 people from that group rallied in Joe Chillura Courthouse Square last night to oppose the so-called Clean Zone ordinance.

Next Thursday Tampa city council will vote on a temporary ordinance that would require groups of 50 or more protesters to obtain ...

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Florida immigrant rights organizers lash out against Alabama’s new anti-immigrant law listen

08/30/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As we reported Monday, a federal judge in Birmingham, Alabama has temporarily blocked enforcement of that state's new law cracking down on undocumented immigration. It is one of the country's toughest on immigrants and has prompted some community organizers in Florida to travel to Alabama and take action.

The new law requires public schools to check students’ immigration status and requires employers to verify potential employees’ immigration status.

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