Monday, January 27, 2020
On December 6, 2019, Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani, a Saudi Arabian national here in the United States on an A-2 visa for military training, killed three people and injured eight at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.
The state currently allows a temporary permit for some people here on either a tourist or work visa but a bill introduced by state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, would expand that to include any person living in Florida whether they are here legally or not.
Gov. Ron Desantis is proactively implementing President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda in Florida. Angel Families like mine are grateful to finally have elected officials who have our backs.
Gov. Ron DeSantis urged the Florida Legislature to pass a mandatory E-Verify requirement in the upcoming legislative session.
This week U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balalrt, R-Fla., doubled down on his support of the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” which reforms the current H-2A agricultural guestworker program and creates a merit-based visa program while mandating the use of E-Verify to check immigration status.
While he is a top target for Democrats next year, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is showing no signs of backing down on immigration.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balalrt, R-Fla., is one of the main supporters on Capitol Hill of the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” which reforms the current H-2A agricultural guestworker program and creates a merit-based visa program while mandating the use of E-Verify to check immigration status.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, D-Col., showcased the “Syrian Partner Protection Act” which “would extend the Special Immigrant Visa program to Syrian Kurdish fighters who assisted in counter-ISIS operations.”
The University of North Florida (UNF) released a new poll on Thursday which looked at issues ranging from legalizing marijuana to immigration policy. 
State Rep. Cindy Polo, D – West Palm Beach, filed a bill designed to prevent law enforcement agencies from detaining suspected illegal immigrants.