immigration http://wlrn.org en The Florida Roundup: Taking The "Affordable" Out Of The Affordable Care Act? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-taking-affordable-out-affordable-care-act-0 <p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:59:42 +0000 Christine DiMattei & Sammy Mack 36141 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Taking The "Affordable" Out Of The Affordable Care Act? July 24, 2014: South Florida Lawmakers Divided Over Flood Of Unaccompanied Minors http://wlrn.org/post/july-24-2014-south-florida-lawmakers-divided-over-flood-unaccompanied-minors <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:20:55 +0000 Marva Hinton 36063 at http://wlrn.org Hear From Children Seeking Refuge In Miami From Violence Below The Border http://wlrn.org/post/hear-children-seeking-refuge-miami-violence-below-border <p>As tens of thousands children from Central America have been fleeing for the United States, U.S. society is trying to figure out how to deal with the crisis -- at many different levels.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:59:41 +0000 WLRN Staff & Miami Herald Staff 36057 at http://wlrn.org Hear From Children Seeking Refuge In Miami From Violence Below The Border July 17, 2014: Activists Demand Officials Stop Deportation of Miami Construction Worker http://wlrn.org/post/july-17-2014-activists-demand-officials-stop-deportation-miami-construction-worker <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:21:05 +0000 Marva Hinton 35695 at http://wlrn.org The Power Of The Diaz-Balart Name, From Cuba To Miami http://wlrn.org/post/power-diaz-balart-name-cuba-miami <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><a href="http://wlrn.org/quiz-do-you-know-south-florida-politicians"><strong>Take our quiz on South Florida's political families. &nbsp;</strong></a></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">When immigrants leave their country, they usually leave their connections and name recognition behind. But that doesn’t apply to Cubans in South Florida, which is home to almost half of the U.S. Cuban population.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:19:41 +0000 Elaine Chen 35292 at http://wlrn.org The Power Of The Diaz-Balart Name, From Cuba To Miami Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security http://wlrn.org/post/border-patrol-nation-dispatches-front-lines-homeland-security <p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35181 at http://wlrn.org Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security Child Migrant Crisis Growing In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/child-migrant-crisis-growing-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s easy to think the current crisis of undocumented child migrants from Central America affects only the U.S. Southwest. But the problem is very much South Florida’s too.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:54:52 +0000 Tim Padgett 34578 at http://wlrn.org Child Migrant Crisis Growing In South Florida Could Jeb Bush's Views On Immigration Cost Him A Presidential Primary? http://wlrn.org/post/could-jeb-bushs-views-immigration-cost-him-presidential-primary <p>Some conservatives say the recent primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) shows a Republican like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush cannot win a presidential primary because of his views on immigration. Bush and another Florida politician hoping for the presidency are taking very different approaches to the issue.</p><p>As the dust settles on Cantor's stunning primary loss, some analysts say he was ousted because he was seen as a Washington insider. Others say Virginia’s open primary allowed Democrats and independents to sabotage his race.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:05:07 +0000 Matt Laslo 34084 at http://wlrn.org Could Jeb Bush's Views On Immigration Cost Him A Presidential Primary? Riding The Beast: A Migrant Crisis President Obama Calls Urgent http://wlrn.org/post/riding-beast-migrant-crisis-president-obama-calls-urgent <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>There’s a network of freight trains that runs the length of Mexico, from its southernmost border with Guatemala north to the United States. In addition to grain, corn or scrap metal, these trains are carrying an increasing number of undocumented immigrants who aim to cross into the U.S.</p><p>And despite the many deadly challenges it poses, more and more children—both with adults and alone—have been risking the journey. That prompted President Obama this week to warn of "an urgent humanitarian situation."</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:31:49 +0000 Wilson Sayre 33380 at http://wlrn.org Riding The Beast: A Migrant Crisis President Obama Calls Urgent Conservatives: Support Immigration Reform, It Will Replenish The Workforce http://wlrn.org/post/conservatives-support-immigration-reform-it-will-replenish-workforce <p>Citing a more tolerant political atmosphere and a developing need for workers, leading Florida conservatives are calling on Congress to support and pass comprehensive immigration reform.</p><p>One good reason: &nbsp;It would renew the state's dwindling supply of warm bodies.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:15:29 +0000 Rick Stone 32411 at http://wlrn.org Conservatives: Support Immigration Reform, It Will Replenish The Workforce Joe Biden Speaks Encouragement To Immigrants At MDC Commencement http://wlrn.org/post/joe-biden-speaks-encouragement-immigrants-mdc-commencement <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2d00e562-cda0-ff73-0546-7a08cf768039"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Vice President Joe Biden was commencement speaker at one of the Miami Dade College graduation ceremonies this past Saturday.</span></span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:20:38 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 31823 at http://wlrn.org Joe Biden Speaks Encouragement To Immigrants At MDC Commencement How Florida's In-State Tuition Bill Would Change The Life Of A Homestead Student http://wlrn.org/post/how-floridas-state-tuition-bill-would-change-life-homestead-student <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayra Rubio was 3 months-old when she moved to Homestead with her brother and parents from Guadalajara, Mexico.</span></p><p>After she graduated from South Dade Senior High, she realized she could not afford the out-of-state tuition for public colleges and universities. Undocumented students do not get the opportunity to pay in-state tuition rates.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So instead, Mayra worked with her father in the fields and groves of South Miami-Dade County. She picked and packed avocados and mangos.</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:12:03 +0000 Maria Murriel & Jessica Meszaros 31666 at http://wlrn.org How Florida's In-State Tuition Bill Would Change The Life Of A Homestead Student Education Bills Highlight Differences Among Republican Leadership http://wlrn.org/post/education-bills-highlight-differences-among-republican-leadership <p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:29:41 +0000 Elaine Chen 31345 at http://wlrn.org Education Bills Highlight Differences Among Republican Leadership Uh, Senators? You Know We Already Get In-State Tuition At Miami's FIU, Right? http://wlrn.org/post/uh-senators-you-know-we-already-get-state-tuition-miamis-fiu-right <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee got a big surprise this morning. Turns out in-state university tuition rates are already available for some undocumented immigrants, at least at Florida International University.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It may have strengthened the hands of opponents of the in-state tuition bill, but not enough to defeat it.</span></p><p>Click to hear the full story.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:46:58 +0000 Rick Stone 30140 at http://wlrn.org Uh, Senators? You Know We Already Get In-State Tuition At Miami's FIU, Right? 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