The Florida Roundup: Schools As 'Safe Zones' For Undocumented Students & Health Care Reform

Mar 12, 2017

This week on The Florida Roundup...

The Broward County Public School District School Board passed a formal resolution that aims to protect students from executive immigration actions. Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County public schools have similar policies, but Broward is the first to adopt an official resolution.

How have schools in South Florida responded to changes in immigration policy and how high is the threat of deportation for undocumented students? We spoke with Broward School Board Member Robin Bartleman along with education reporters Kyra Gurney with The Miami Herald and WLRN’s Rowan Moore Gerety. 

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Also, this week Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan unveiled the American Health Care Act—the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. What does this plan hold for Florida, the state with the largest number number of sign-ups? We asked Christine Sexton of Politico Florida and editor of Health News Florida Julio Ochoa. 

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Plus, news director for WFSU-News Lynn Hatter and WLRN reporter Wilson Sayre join us from the state Capitol for a look at the first week of the 2017 Legislative session. We'll look at early bills including changes to the death penalty, working to eliminate job incentives and higher education reforms. 

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