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This Latina Liberal Is Not Kidding: Ronald Reagan’s Big Gift to Immigrant Families

| May 3, 2015

As a progressive young Latina from a working-class background, whose parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico without papers, Cecilia Velasco is actually thankful for something Ronald Reagan did.

Immigration Reform’s Latest Cheering Section: Florida College and University Presidents

| September 17, 2013

Florida college and university presidents are calling on Congress to pass immigration reform this year, saying it would be better for the state’s economy if foreign students could stay after graduation, instead of being forced to take their diplomas and leave.

Hillary Clinton Would Easily Beat Rubio and Bush in Florida as Even Hispanics Rally Behind Her

| June 19, 2013

In the latest Quinnipiac poll, Jeb Bush would beat Joe Biden in Florida, by a close margin. Marco Rubio would beat Biden by an even closer margin. But Hillary Clinton would beat both Rubio or Bush quite easily: 50 to 43 percent against Bush, 53 to 41 percent against Rubio, whose Hispanic heritage would not help him overcome the deficit.

Jeb Bush Backtracks on Undocumented Immigrants’ Path to Citizenship

| March 6, 2013

Bush was once considered the most moderate and visionary Republican on immigration. Now, his immigration reform ideas place him to the right of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who leads the immigration reform effort in the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates Most of the Key Provisions of Arizona’s Harsh Immigration Law

| June 25, 2012

The United States Supreme Court has reversed key provisions of the controversial Arizona immigrant law, invalidating Arizona’s–or any state’s–law that would have given state or local police the power to make warrantless arrests of individuals suspected of being undocumented, or “illegal.”

U.S. Citizen, Floridian, But Denied In-State Tuition Over Parents’ Status: Senate Kills Fix

| February 1, 2012

A measure that would grant in-state tuition to Florida high school students who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are in the country illegally was voted down Tuesday by a Senate committee.

Supreme Court’s Ruling on Immigrants Will Redefine Policing and State Powers

| December 12, 2011

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s law is due by the end of June, at the same time as its ruling on Obama’s health care reform law, making this court term one of the most consequential in years, and with big reverberations in Florida.

Splitting Florida Lawmakers, Arizona-Inspired Immigration-Law Rewrites Won’t Make It

| May 4, 2011

The Florida House proposal would have turned cops into immigration officers and increased penalties on businesses. The Senate proposal would have been less harsh. The two sides couldn’t agree on a joint proposal.

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