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Anti-trafficking bill for Florida gets boost from Rep. Barrington Russell

Anti-trafficking bill for Florida gets boost from Rep. Barrington Russell

SOUTH FLORIDA – Female Development World Organization (FDWO), worked with Florida House Representative Barrington Russell (D-Lauderhill) to craft and garner support for a deeply needed anti-trafficking bill for Florida. This Anti-trafficking bill seeks to create programs that educate the public on the problem of human trafficking in addition to how to spot a trafficked person, and […]

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Rep. Wilson Plans to Boycott President Trump’s First State of the Union Address

Rep. Wilson Plans to Boycott President Trump’s First State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on why she will not attend President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address:  “For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address. I have no […]

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North Miami City Council Reaction to Statements by President Trump

North Miami City Council Reaction to Statements by President Trump

North Miami – The following statements are reactions from the City of North Miami’s Mayor and Council concerning President Donald Trump’s alleged derogatory statements on the Republic of Haiti and other nations. “Haitians have contributed immensely to the founding of this great country during the siege of Savannah in 1779. Haitians, like myself, came to […]

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Call for Governor Scott to denounce President Trump’s Racist Remarks

Call for Governor Scott to denounce President Trump’s Racist Remarks

TALLAHASSEE – Appalled by reports late Thursday that President Donald Trump referred to African countries and Haiti as “shithole countries,” and that he preferred that the United States bring in more people from countries like Norway, state Senator Daphne Campbell (D-Miami) called on Governor Rick Scott to denounce the racist remarks. “The President’s ongoing war […]

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Congresswoman Wilson condemns Trump’s “shithole” comments

Congresswoman Wilson condemns Trump’s “shithole” comments

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Condemns President Trump’s Description of Haiti, El Salvador and African Nations  Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s disparaging comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations:  “I should be disappointed by reports that President Trump thinks that Haiti, El Salvador and African […]

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Homeland Security terminates TPS for Haitians

Homeland Security terminates TPS for Haitians

WASHINGTON— On Monday, November 20th, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019. This decision follows then-Secretary Kelly’s announcement in May […]

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Sen. Bill Nelson calls on DHS to Extend TPS for Haitians

Sen. Bill Nelson calls on DHS to Extend TPS for Haitians

MIAMI – Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today led a group of Florida lawmakers urging Dept. of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians living in the United States for a full 18 months. In addition to Sens. Nelson and Rubio, the letter was signed by […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Leads Bipartisan Bill to Extend TPS for Haitian Nationals

Congresswoman Wilson Leads Bipartisan Bill to Extend TPS for Haitian Nationals

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson has introduced a bipartisan resolution to extend Temporary Protected Status ( TPS ) to Haitian nationals until Haiti has demonstrably recovered from a series of natural and manmade disasters. The designation is set to expire in January 2018, but the island nation is still struggling to rebuild in the […]

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Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Diaz urges no deportation for DACA recipients

Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Diaz urges no deportation for DACA recipients

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is sponsoring a resolution urging Congress to enact the “Dream Act” or similar legislation to prevent the deportation of individuals who were granted “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) status. He is also sponsoring a resolution urging the U.S. Defense Department to continue the Military Accessions Vital […]

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Congressman pushing for implementation of US – Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act

Congressman pushing for implementation of US – Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act

U.S. Congressman Eliot Engle urges Caribbean Nationals in the U.S. to lobby for the success of the Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act Derrick Scott Washington, D.C. – One of the authors of the U.S./ Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act, Congressman Eliot Engle wants the Caribbean and the US Congress to work together to ensure that the Act is […]

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