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From ‘attrition through enforcement’ to ‘self-deportation’

By | 01.27.12 | 10:29 am

When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about “self-deportation” in Florida this week, his closest rival Newt Gingrich called it an “Obama-level fantasy,” but self-deportation is really just another way to describe “attrition through enforcement.”

Scott not among GOP governors declaring ‘National School Choice Week’

By | 01.19.12 | 9:57 am

Governors of 12 states, all of them Republicans, declared Jan. 22-28 “National School Choice Week,” according to organizers of the weeklong event. Not joining them: Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Letter to Homeland Security: Stop Secure Communities

By | 01.06.12 | 2:41 pm

Former members of a task force on Secure Communites sent a letter this week to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano calling on her to suspend the immigration enforcement program.

Spanish media reporters debate potential impact of Supreme Court decision on immigration laws

By | 12.19.11 | 1:09 pm

Spanish-language news reporters who spoke Sunday on Al Punto, a Univision program, said the coming Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s immigration enforcement law S.B. 1070 will have an impact on both the 2012 elections and on the lives of millions of immigrants.

Panel warns of ongoing hazards posed by offshore drilling

By | 12.16.11 | 8:20 am

A new report issued by The National Academy of Engineering, a government-created nonprofit, concludes that the lack of regulation and ineffective safety management practices that led to BP’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have not been fully remedied — leaving communities in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana potentially vulnerable to another oil spill.

Supporters, opponents of Arizona immigration law debate Supreme Court move

By | 12.13.11 | 1:06 pm

The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the legal challenge to Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law S.B. 1070 is taking center stage in the immigration debate, as supporters and opponents of the measure call on the court to rule in their favor.

Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Arizona immigration law

By | 12.12.11 | 1:17 pm

A legal challenge to Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law, known as S.B. 1070, will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Florida Department of Health recommends sharing pill database info with other states

By | 12.06.11 | 9:24 am

In its annual report on the state’s new prescription drug monitoring database, the Florida Department of Health recommends sharing Florida’s data with other states to hopefully further thwart prescription drug abuse.

Arizona immigration restrictionist explains his electoral defeat

By | 11.15.11 | 1:46 pm

Former Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce — one of the most recognized architects of that state’s immigration enforcement law S.B. 1070, and who recently lost a recall election — writes today that his defeat had nothing to do with S.B. 1070.

Agriculture commissioner: ‘Best news would be if nothing happens’ on immigration

By | 11.15.11 | 1:23 pm

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam told state citrus industry leaders Monday that Florida GOP elected officials should be credited for not passing the “mistaken” state immigration laws now in place in Georgia and Alabama.

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