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Injunction sought against Florida’s new immigration law

Attorneys for migrants and advocates asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction against a new Florida law that makes it a felony to transport into the state people who enter the country without the...
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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.
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.
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Advocate for migrants talks about the border situation and Grannies Respond

An advocate for immigrants describes what she saw at the Homestead detention center under the Trump administration and what she’s concerned about today on the U.S.-Mexico border. Joining WMNF’s MidPoint live by Zoom is Marina...
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Human rights activists will hold vigil at U.S. Border Control office in Ybor City

The emotional scars from separating children from parents seeking asylum at the U.S. – Mexico border is just one type of violence migrants face; another is being shot by armed Border Patrol agents. This Friday...
Police in Calais near where refugees sleep

Tampa activist helps refugees in Europe

A Tampa activist is helping refugees in Europe; Dezeray Lyn works with several activist groups including Food Not Bombs Tampa and Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. She’s assisting refugees now in Western Europe through her group...
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Students from Puerto Rico enrolling in Tampa Bay schools

Since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico dozens of students have moved to Florida from the American commonwealth and enrolled in public schools here; Pinellas County Schools says as of Tuesday, it had “27 students who registered...

Insults fly in discussion of immigration policy under Trump

The controversial topic of immigration policy under President Trump led to a fiercer-than normal debate at the typically polite Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in St. Petersburg Friday afternoon; it got off to a steamy start even by...

In Florida harvest most farmworkers will be migrants

In Florida, peak harvest season for many of the state’s most important fruits and vegetables is approaching — during the fall, winter and spring; that means a spike in demand for seasonal farmworkers. Many of...

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