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Rep. Connie Mack gears up for U.S. Senate run

By | 10.27.11 | 12:06 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Rep. Connie Mack, R-Naples, will enter the Republican Senate primary, one of his advisers announced Wednesday.

Mack will face fellow GOP candidates Adam Hasner, George LeMieux, Mike McCallister and Craig Miller.

Florida schools asked to monitor enrollment of students displaced by Alabama immigration law

By | 10.11.11 | 12:13 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The impact of Alabama’s new immigration law, which requires K-12 schools to check the immigration status of their students, could be felt in several states, including Florida.

Lamar Smith’s E-Verify bill to head to U.S. House floor

By | 09.22.11 | 1:21 pm | More from The Florida Independent

A Wednesday vote by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to approve the “Legal Workforce Act,” which would mandate the use of the immigration enforcement E-Verify program, has prompted mixed reactions among conservative and industry groups.

The bill — sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and cosponsored More…

After commission urges not to pass immigration legislation, Fla. lawmakers ponder next move

By | 09.22.11 | 10:58 am | More from The Florida Independent

State Rep. Luis Garcia Jr., D-Miami, called on state Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, to schedule a Miami-Dade legislative delegation meeting to consider taking a unified position on immigration.

In his letter, Garcia refers to a Miami-Dade County Commission resolution approved this week; it calls on the state More…

Gov. Scott’s legislative agenda in Fla. includes immigration enforcement

By | 09.21.11 | 10:16 am | More from The Florida Independent

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports today that an immigration enforcement bill is one of several items Gov. Rick Scott has on his “controversial legislative agenda.”

The Sentinel adds that during the 2011 legislative session, “Scott and the House wanted to require companies to use the federal E-Verify program More…

Miami-Dade commission to Fla. Legislature: Do not pass immigration laws

By | 09.20.11 | 9:50 am | More from The Florida Independent

The Miami-Dade County Commission today will consider a resolution urging the state Legislature not to pass legislation related to immigration, “while supporting comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level.”

Sponsored by Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, the resolution (.pdf) states

  • “Miami-Dade County has the most


Many states look to Arizona’s SB 1070 as a model for new immigration legislation

By | 12.28.10 | 9:43 am

Image by Matt MahurinThe Saturday after the November elections that brought 680 Republican state legislators into office throughout the country, Texas Rep. Debbie Riddle started camping outside the Texas Capitol in Austin to be the first to file voter ID legislation and an Arizona-style immigration bill for Texas. A passer-by told her that More…

Study finds high costs, questionable return for Virginia county’s immigration policy

By | 11.17.10 | 11:58 am

A new study on the impact of anti-illegal immigration policies in Prince William County, Va., found that the Latino population decreased substantially after the policy was implemented in 2007, with a 7,700-person drop in the non-citizen Latino population between 2006 and 2008. (That number accounts for legal and More…

ACLU alleges racial profiling led to ICE raid

By | 11.16.10 | 10:33 am

The ACLU filed a formal complaint yesterday claiming U.S. citizens and legal residents were wrongly targeted for a raid in April by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents because they spoke Spanish. ICE agents raided a bus of 42 people, some of whom were citizens or legal residents, headed More…

The business case against E-Verify (and immigration enforcement of employers)

By | 11.15.10 | 9:34 am

The Obama administration says it has stepped up immigration enforcement at workplaces through quiet audits of company personnel paperwork to catch a record number of employers who hire illegal workers. Advocates of E-Verify, a program that checks the immigration status of workers before or after they are hired, argue that More…