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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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Donald Trump and Rick Scott continue assault on Affordable Healthcare

Donald Trump and Rick Scott continue assault on Affordable Healthcare

Today is the first day of a deliberately shortened enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act Tallahassee – Today marks the first day of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. President Donald Trump has done his best to sabotage open enrollment by slashing the enrollment period in half, cutting funding for advertising and outreach programs, and ending state partnerships to promote […]

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Senators Nelson, Rubio file bill to extend Caribbean trade program

Senators Nelson, Rubio file bill to extend Caribbean trade program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) filed legislation on Thursday, October 5 to extend a trade program designed to benefit several Caribbean nations, including Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, Belize, Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and St. Lucia. The legislation, which is intended to strengthen economic ties and further U.S. interests […]

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We run tings, you nuh run we!

We run tings, you nuh run we!

By Dahlia A. Walker-Huntington, Esq MIRAMAR – This past week has revealed to us that Steve Bannon is obviously more potent outside of the White House than he was inside. Donald Trump as we have all come to learn in the last two years since he announced his bid for the US presidency, is an individual […]

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NAACP denounces Trump Administration’s decision to revoke DACA

NAACP denounces Trump Administration’s decision to revoke DACA

BALTIMORE  – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s premier civil rights organization, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to revoke an Obama Administration-era executive action designed to prevent young, undocumented immigrants from deportation and to keep families intact, DACA. “Today, President Trump made one of the […]

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