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Florida’s Undocumented Immigration Population Grows As Obama Revisits Reform

As President Barack Obama discusses plans to relieve about 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation, new numbers show Florida’s undocumented population has grown.

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Gov. Rick Scott Quietly Signs In-State Tuition Bill

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill this week allowing the children of undocumented immigrants who have graduated from a Florida high-school to pay in-state tuition. Despite the fact that this was a hard-fought and momentous piece of immigration legislation, Scott has not been publicly celebrating this aspect of the bill.

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Tuition Bill Exposes Immigration Rift In Florida GOP

Momentum for a bill giving in-state tuition to undocumented students in the state has stalled due to a divide within the Florida Legislature’s Republican leadership.

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Rick Scott’s Campaign Faces Another Round Of Problems With Hispanic Community

Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign hit a snag this week—particularly with the Hispanic community.

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This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida

Just a few days shy of the beginning of this year’s legislation session, there are signs that in-state tuition for undocumented students might pass.

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Rick Scott To ‘Consider’ In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students

During a meeting with Hispanic members of the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott said he will “consider” a bill that would allow the children undocumented immigrants living in Florida to qualify for in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities.

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Clock Runs Out On Immigration Reform

A Florida congressman– and key figure in the U.S. House working many years to overhaul the country’s immigration laws– has all but said any hope of immigration reform this year is gone.

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Diaz Balart Casts Doubt On President’s New Immigration Reform Strategy

President Obama is now open to the U.S. House’s approach to voting on immigration bills one by one, but Rep. Mario Diaz Balart tells reporters that this change is by no means a guarantee that reform will pass.

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Floridians Don’t Like Rubio’s Immigration Stance Or Zimmerman But Support Medical Marijuana

Recent polling didn’t just find that Floridians are moving away from congressional Republicans, they also aren’t keen on Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration stance or George Zimmerman—but they are in support of a medical marijuana initiative.

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Marco Rubio: Congress Should Act On Immigration Reform To Avoid Action From Obama

Now that comprehensive immigration reform in Congress is a long-shot, activists are turning their eyes to the White House.

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