Florida Republicans in the U.S. House aren't on the same page when it comes to dealing with President Obama's recent executive action relieving millions of undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation.
As President Barack Obama discusses plans to relieve about 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation, new numbers show Florida’s undocumented population has grown.
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.
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.
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.
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.