South Florida Immigration http://wlrn.org en Why Florida's Immigrant Children Must Wait Five Years For Health Care http://wlrn.org/post/why-floridas-immigrant-children-must-wait-five-years-health-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Florida, children who were born outside the United States -- and live here lawfully -- have to wait five years to qualify for the subsidized health care program known as Florida </span>KidCare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, and Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, are sponsoring legislation to drop the five-year waiting period.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The law made its third trip to the legislature this year, and will get its first hearing in the Senate committee Tuesday.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:46 +0000 Julia Duba 29705 at http://wlrn.org Why Florida's Immigrant Children Must Wait Five Years For Health Care From Alien to Citizen http://wlrn.org/post/alien-citizen <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; ">Immigration officials say there is an often an increase in the number of people applying for U.S. citizenship before a presidential election.</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:20:02 +0000 Ruth Morris 1661 at http://wlrn.org From Alien to Citizen Rubio Says We 'Can't Round Up And Deport Millions' http://wlrn.org/post/rubio-says-we-cant-round-and-deport-millions <p></p><p></p><p>Florida’s Marco Rubio is among a group of eight Democratic and Republican Senators unveiling a bipartisan immigration plan today.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:34:58 +0000 Arianna Prothero 8432 at http://wlrn.org Rubio Says We 'Can't Round Up And Deport Millions' Chávez Reelection Could Send More Venezuelans To South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/ch-vez-reelection-could-send-more-venezuelans-south-florida <p></p><p>More fallout from the Venezuelan election. A real estate agent tells the Miami Herald's Alfonso Chardy there's nothing like fear to touch off capital flight.</p><blockquote><p>President Hugo Chávez’s reelection could prompt a further exodus of Venezuelans to South Florida, leading more entrepreneurs to seek U.S. green cards in return for investments and more people to buy properties from Key Biscayne to Weston, real estate agents and immigration attorneys said Tuesday.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:01:33 +0000 Rick Stone 2621 at http://wlrn.org