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Trump's rise is driving immigrants to become citizens

May 26, 2016News Clip

 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.

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Broward County May "Ban the Box," Remove Criminal History Question from Job Applications

May 24, 2016News Clip

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.

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Broward Clergy and Residents Urge County Commissioners to Ban the Box

May 24, 2016Press ReleaseWith a Commission vote looming, community members from across Broward County will be speaking in support of passing Ban the Box legislation

May 24, 2016

Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez,, 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

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We Will Not Be Silent as Vulnerable Refugee Mothers and Children Are Unfairly Targeted for Deportation

May 13, 2016Press Release

May 13, 2016
Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez, elizabeth.fernandez@seiufl.org954-652-9897

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:

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SEIU Florida Members Endorse Congressman Patrick Murphy for Senate

May 11, 2016Press ReleaseThanks to Murphy’s commitment to fighting for the needs of Florida’s hardworking families, the members of SEIU Florida are endorsing him in his fight to become Florida’s next US Senator

Media contact: Elizabeth Fernandez, elizabeth.fernandez@seiufl.org954-652-9897
Watch the video here:

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