Sunday, February 28, 2021
On Monday, Rubio wrote Acting U.S. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan, urging him to grant a new 18-month TPS designation for Haiti.
It just so happens that the news cycle was slowing down toward the end of last week — which meant that journalists all around the country were struggling to come up with tweets to boost their social media presence.
Trump has thrown open the possibility of declaring an emergency to get the funds for the wall and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said on Thursday that he backs the idea to help “keep the government open, secure our border, and provide adequate disaster relief funding for Florida and Puerto Rico.”
According to Fox News, more than 76,000 migrants entered the U.S. illegally or appeared at a port of entry in February alone, making it “the highest number of any February in the past 12 years,” and the highest number in a single month in 11 years.
Gov. Ron DeSantis urged the Florida Legislature to pass a mandatory E-Verify requirement in the upcoming legislative session.
Stuck behind the top tier candidates but ahead of most of the crowded field as he continues his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg showcased the support of almost 60 mayors on Wednesday, including some from the Sunshine State.
Across Florida, candidates running in next month’s Republican primaries are showcasing their stances on immigration and trying to use it as wedge issue to beat the competition. 
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote acting U.S. Homeland Security Sec. Kevin McAleenan, about “reports that DHS intends to transport approximately 500 migrants per month from El Paso, Texas to both Broward and Palm Beach Counties for release pending an asylum hearing” on Thursday.
With the Trump administration planning to move defense funds to build a wall to help control illegal immigration at the southern border, a Florida congresswoman holding a key post on Capitol Hill is pushing back.
Throughout 2018, Florida voters have been telling pollsters that their top issues include healthcare, the economy, immigration and gun control. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows these issues remain important but there a few other concerns at the national issue.