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DeSantis sends officers to South Florida to stop people fleeing violence in Haiti

The governor’s office said the state is sending helicopters, boards, aircraft and drones to South Florida as well.

Rebranding. Refugees. Emotive Music.

Take a close look at the image above. It was posted on social media by accomplished design and branding expert Josh Klenert. In this edition of Life Elsewhere we talk with Josh about his post....
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World Refugee Day celebration Friday in St. Petersburg

The United Nations celebrates World Refugee Day on June 20; in St. Petersburg there will be a celebration of refugees on Friday. One organizer is Doug Haskett, the program coordinator for PREP, the Pinellas Refugee...
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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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8th grader who wants to help Syrian refugees is Crist’s guest for president’s speech

Many Democratic members of Congress are inviting immigrants as their guests to watch President Trump’s speech Tuesday night; St. Petersburg’s Charlie Crist is inviting a local 8th grader who wants to help Syrian refugees relocate...
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Tampa panel criticizes Trump’s “dangerous” immigration orders

In addition to new deportation rules announced Tuesday, the Trump administration is expected any day to update its ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries that a court has put on hold. It’s a combination...

What Do Mainstream Faiths Think Of President Trump’s Ban on Refugees from Seven Countries?

WMNF’s MidPoint with Rob Lorei February 1, 2017 President Donald Trump has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US until further notice. He has also halted the issuing of visas to the nationals...
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CAIR-Florida part of lawsuit against Trump immigrant ban

President Donald Trump is getting sued; the chief executive director of the Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is part of a lawsuit against Trump and other government leaders over the new immigration...
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USF students rally for refugee rights after Trump’s ban

There have been protests at airports and other locations across the country since President Donald Trump signed a partial ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries on Friday. Hundreds of people marched along Seventh Avenue in...
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Do U.S & international laws do enough for refugees?

The United States could be doing more to help refugees being created by its wars in Southeast Asia; that was one point that came out during a panel discussion by law experts Monday morning at...
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In Ybor City pro-refugee group marks the Palestinian Nakba

On Sunday Palestinians marked the anniversary of being uprooted sixty-eight years ago — the Nakba. When Israel was created in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven out of their land. Now there...
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Experts in St. Pete say Syrian refugees won’t pose a threat

Legislation working its way through the Florida House would make it more difficult to accept refugees from wars in the Middle East. What’s known as the “Prevention of Acts of War” bill would authorize the...

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