Posted by Kate Goettel // ImmigrationImpact.com Usurping the role of the federal government, state legislatures in Florida and Texas have proposed multiple harmful immigration bills during this year’s legislative session. Several Florida immigration bills passed while the Texas bills have—for now—not moved off the legislative floor. Florida’s Immigration Bills On May 8, 2023, Florida Governor Ron […]
The Black West Indian diaspora community is a little-discussed but increasingly influential slice of the electorate of the nation’s biggest swing state.
By Marc Caputo, Politico LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Almost as soon as Kamala Harris became the first woman of Jamaican-Indian descent to be nominated for vice president, a mock White House menu of oxtail and jerk chicken cropped up on a West Indian diaspora Facebook group called Soca de Vote. Calls from Caribbean radio show hosts […]
Man in face mask with yellow leaf blower cleaning the side walk in front of a hotel restaurant during COVID-19 pandemic. – Miami Beach, Florida, USA – July 11, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Tiffany A. Radcliff & Murray J. Côté, The Conversation If there’s one state in the U.S. where you don’t want a pandemic, it’s […]
Jamaican-Born Judge Renatha Francis Makes History Becoming The First Caribbean National To Be Appointed To Florida’s State Supreme Court
Jamaican-born Renatha Francis was appointed today by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the state’s Supreme Court. “Judge Francis’ story demonstrates that anyone who comes to United States has an opportunity to make the most of their God-given talents,” said Governor DeSantis. “Before immigrating to Florida, she ran two businesses and served as the primary caregiver for a […]