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On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.
Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. after emigrating from his native Colombia, becoming eligible for citizenship in 1990. But with Donald Trump becoming a more likely presidential nominee by the day, Ospina decided to wait no more, rushing the paperwork required to become a citizen.
Demetrius Ivory is a 43-year-old single dad. He’s proud that his son wants to go to college to study engineering, but he’s afraid that he won’t be able to finance it. Ivory works as the maintenance supervisor at Koinonia Worship Center in Hallandale Beach and takes on odd jobs in catering and home repair to make ends meet. Ivory is grateful he has a job but has dreamed of the salary and benefits that come with steady employment — ideally, a government job with Broward County.
May 24, 2016
Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 954-652-9897
WHAT: Ban the Box initial vote
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24 at 10 am
WHERE: Broward County Commission Chambers
115 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
We Will Not Be Silent as Vulnerable Refugee Mothers and Children Are Unfairly Targeted for DeportationMay 13, 2016Press Release
Miami, FL—SEIU Florida President Monica Russo released the following statement in reaction to the planned wave of new immigration raids targeting hundreds of mothers and children: