Monday, October 14, 2019

Judge rules that all Florida cops and elected officials must comply with ICE

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a portion of a controversial Florida law that called on local police to cross state lines to assist federal immigration officials but left in place a provision where the officers would have to hold undocumented immigrants until the feds pick them up. In an order issued on yesterday — […]

Latino Nonprofits in Florida launch a statewide drive on National Voter Registration Day

One in three Florida residents who are eligible to vote is not registered to do so, according to the New Florida Majority, a nonprofit that helped launch a statewide drive to sign people up on Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day. Other organizations also held events to register voters in one of the country’s most crucial […]

Poll finds that Latinos in Florida are divided on Trump

As President Trump’s campaign launches its “Latinos for Trump” effort, new polling shows a divided Latino community — and opposition to Trump’s reelection. The Telemundo Station Group’s 2019 Hispanic Opinion Poll found that 56% of Florida’s Latino registered voters would vote to replace Trump with a Democrat and 34% would vote to reelect the president. […]

Florida judge protects Spanish-speakers’ voting rights ahead of the 2020 primaries

Advocates for Spanish-speaking voters in Florida are celebrating a significant win Friday after District Judge Mark Walker issued an order requiring 32 of the state’s 67 counties to provide election materials and assistance to Spanish-speaking voters before the 2020 presidential primary. Walker’s decision comes after several civic engagement groups and individuals sued the state secretary of state […]

Florida legislature passes bill outlawing sanctuary cities

Florida is on the verge of signing onto one of President Trump’s top priorities — outlawing so-called sanctuary cities that offer protections to undocumented residents. The Florida Senate voted 22-18 on Friday to approve a bill that requires state, county and city agencies to work with federal immigration authorities. A similar bill passed the House earlier […]

Comentarios from Maria: Es hora de proteger a los perros, vote ‘Sí’ en la Enmienda 13

Se dice que el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre. Si es verdad, entonces la pregunta es, por qué existen industrias tan insensibles e inhumanas, que someten a nuestros mejores amigos a semejante crueldad como lo son las carreras de galgos. Estas carreras no son más que una horrible e indecente forma de diversión […]

Latino Organizations ramp up voter registration for the upcoming midterms

As students return to high schools and colleges across the country, a number of Latino groups are ramping up efforts to register young voters with midterms less than 80 days away. “Our goal is once they get their class schedule and get settled where they’re living, we can approach them and they can see what […]

The future for Latino Republicans is uncertain

When Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a Republican who didn’t vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in 2016, considers helping deliver the key state of Florida to his party’s nominee again in 2020, he sighs. “Oh, that’s a long time away,” he says. When asked about the lasting impact to the Republican Party’s support […]

Despite crowded fields, record number of Latinos run for primaries

An unprecedented number of Latinos are running for office in the 2018 primaries, but crowded fields have toughened the challenge of getting elected for some candidates of color and women. Primary season kicks off with the Texas primary today and this year, Democrats stand their best chance in years for flipping the U.S. House majority. […]

Florida Latinos: “Time To Get Out The Vote”

Florida is one of the most important swing states in presidential elections and it is also one of the most diverse states. It is home to the most diverse population of Latinos and they have grown even larger in size and diversity since the last presidential election. Another group which has since seen an increase […]