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Public Charge: New Barrier for Legal Immigrants

For Immediate Release: Contact: Josie Bacallao Hispanic Unity of Florida jbacallao@hispanicunity.org 954-683-2028 (Mobile) 954-342-0298 (Direct Line) Public Charge: Legal Immigrants’ Latest Barrier to Path to Citizenship Ft. Lauderdale—August 15, 2019 – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published … Continue reading

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Public Charge/ Carga Pública: DHS Announcement

Today, DHS announced the updated “Public Charge” Rule effective October 15, 2019. Below is their official announcement. Hoy DHS anuncio la nueva regla final de “Carga Publica” que va ser efectiva 15 de octobre 2019. Continue para leer mas detalles.  … Continue reading

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The Immigrant Workforce

The Urban Institute recently released a research report titled Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce to Meet Employer Demand for Skilled Workers. The report – and its two page factsheet – provide guidance for policy makers, workforce organizations – both public and … Continue reading

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Why Is Florida Not Tracking and Sharing Information on the Progress of 290,000 Students?

This article was originally published on June 6, 2018 on the UnidosUS website. As of this posting, Florida is the only state in the nation to not have a federally approved accountability plan. On April 20, 2018, the Florida Department … Continue reading

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Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade County Partners with Hispanic Unity of Florida to Launch FREE Citizenship Classes at Libraries throughout Miami-Dade County

The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade County (ONA), established to promote naturalization campaigns and citizenship events, recently partnered with Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) to launch the Pathways to Citizenship program aimed at helping eligible permanent residents in Miami-Dade … Continue reading

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Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) Selected by Citi Foundation to Accelerate Opportunity in South Florida

A significant investment in core operating support will enable HUF to provide clients with access to customized vocational training programs and rewarding career pathways   The Citi Foundation today announced that Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) was selected as the recipient … Continue reading

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Hispanic Unity of Florida Inducts 2018 Board Officers

We are pleased to announce our new Board officers, as well as the full slate of Board members for 2018. Charles Tatelbaum, a Director with the Ft. Lauderdale law firm of Tripp Scott, P.A., has been elected to serve as … Continue reading

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