The Redistricting Process Begins

Across the country, officials have begun to meet to begin the redistricting process. Redistricting happens every ten years to make sure political boundaries align with population trends found in each new national census that took place the previous year. Because of Florida’s population growth in the last ten years, the state has gained one representative … Continue reading The Redistricting Process Begins

Empieza la redistribución de distritos electorales

Oficiales por todo el país se están reuniendo para comenzar el proceso de redistribución de distritos electorales. Este ocurre cada diez años para asegurar que estos districtos se alinien con los cambios de población encontrados en cada nuevo censo nacional que ocurrió el año anterior. Debido al crecimiento de la población de Florida en los … Continue reading Empieza la redistribución de distritos electorales

Help Dreamers find a permanent fix to DACA

Earlier this year a federal judge suspended new DACA applications for Dreamers. The Biden administration is now attempting to revive the DACA program. While the program would offer some relief to Dreamers through DACA, it still does NOT offer Dreamers a path toward citizenship. So, in addition to supporting the return of DACA, we must … Continue reading Help Dreamers find a permanent fix to DACA

Rule proposed to protect DACA Dreamers long-term

This week, the Biden administration proposed a rule that attempts to satisfy concerns of a federal judge in Houston who ruled in July that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegal, largely because the Obama administration bypassed procedural requirements when it took effect in 2012. The new rule mirrors the Obama-era initiative, … Continue reading Rule proposed to protect DACA Dreamers long-term

Hispanic Unity of Florida Issues Statement on the Treatment of Haitian Immigrants at U.S. Border

Hispanic Unity of Florida emite una declaración sobre el trato que reciben los inmigrantes haitianos en la frontera de EE. UU.

Florida to apply for $820 million in food aid

Florida announced this week it would tap into $820 million in federal food aid money for children in low-income households. That means parents of up to 2.1 million children could receive $375 to pay for food for each child over the summer. Florida was the only state not applying for the pandemic relief program, according … Continue reading Florida to apply for $820 million in food aid

Miami federal judge blocks Florida from enforcing ban on sanctuary cities

A federal judge in Miami on Tuesday blocked Florida from enforcing a ban on so-called sanctuary cities, declaring portions of a law unconstitutional and tinged with “discriminatory motives.” The judge’s ruling struck down a key portion of the 2019 law that prohibits local and state officials from adopting “sanctuary” policies for undocumented migrants. The judge … Continue reading Miami federal judge blocks Florida from enforcing ban on sanctuary cities

Automatic extension of TPS-related documentation for 6 countries

The Department of Homeland Security is automatically extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua & Sudan for 15 months through Dec. 31, 2022, from the current expiration date of Oct. 4, 2021. If current TPS holders continue to meet all the individual requirements for eligibility, the renewal will be … Continue reading Automatic extension of TPS-related documentation for 6 countries

SNAP Gets Largest Single Increase Ever

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, which is used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits based on changes to nutritional guidance, food prices and what Americans eat. With these updates, Florida is expected to see an increase of over $1 Billion in total SNAP benefits in … Continue reading SNAP Gets Largest Single Increase Ever