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At Miami and Orlando Press Events, Florida Business, Faith, and Immigrant Leaders, as well as Citizen and Immigrant Residents, Condemn New Anti-Immigrant Legislation (ENG/ESP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11th, 2023/CONTACT: Karen Ottoni, 806-730-0411, Watch Livestream in Miami: HERE Watch Livestream in Orlando: HERE “When one in five Floridians is an immigrant, you can’t sow devastation in their lives without devastating Florida’s businesses and economic growth as well.” — Samuel Vilchez, Florida State Director, American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) Action MIAMI, ORLANDO – Today,

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Immigration Groups To Hold Press Conference In Response To DeSantis Signing Of Anti-Immigrant Bill (ENG/ESP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11th, 2023CONTACT: Karen Ottoni, 806-730-0411, ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** IMMIGRATION GROUPS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN RESPONSE TO DESANTIS SIGNING OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILL TALLAHASSEE – TODAY, Thursday, May 11th at the Freedom Tower in Miami, representatives from national and state immigration groups will hold a press conference to speak out against a new anti-immigrant bill that Governor

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Statement on Florida Senate Bill 1718 (ENG/ESP)

For Immediate Release/Press Contact: Miami, Florida – This week, the Florida Legislature passed SB 1718, the most toxic anti-immigrant bill of the Governor Ron DeSantis era which is now awaiting the Governor’s signature. Ana Sofia Pelaez, co-founder and executive director of Miami Freedom Project issued the following statement:  “In passing this legislation, the Florida Legislature is seeking to scapegoat

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Statement on the Florida State Legislative Session (ENG/ESP)

For Immediate Release on April 5, 2023/Press Contact: Miami, Florida – As the current Florida legislative session moves towards its closing weeks, Ana Sofia Pelaez, co-founder of Miami Freedom Project issued the following statement:: “This year has been particularly difficult for those of us in Florida looking to create a fairer and more equitable state. The legislative majority has

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Advocacy Groups Launch Digital Ad Campaign To Boost Vote-By-Mail Enrollment in Florida (ENG/ESP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on March 22, 2023/Contact: Christopher Richmond, 202-577-6157,,  Advocacy Groups Launch Digital Ad Campaign To Boost Vote-By-Mail Enrollment in Florida After all Florida voters’ Vote-by-Mail requests were canceled in 2022, advocacy groups are sounding the alarm about the harm to “a key piece of Florida’s democracy.” MIAMI, FL: Opportunity For All Floridians, a statewide, nonpartisan, not-for-profit

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Draconian Measures to Oppress Migrants Seeking Safety in Florida (ENG/ESP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/Contact: Adriana Rivera,, 786-956-0352 FLORIDA – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced an extensive legislative proposal to prevent immigrants’ access to health care, education, and criminalize any Floridian who transports or provides shelter to a broad category of immigrants. By creating harsh penalties for individuals and groups that support migrants and asylum seekers, easing the detention of people

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