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A Victory for Us All in Florida

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 Photo: A previous rally in florida for immigrant rights…

Yesterday the Florida State Legislature stood FIRM in saying that comprehensive immigration reform is a federal, not a state issue, by voting down a bill that would punish businesses that knowingly hire undocumented immigrants.

The signs of our broken immigration system are all around us- students unable to attend college, exploited workers, families that have been torn apart. But we must constantly remember that our state legislatures are NOT the place to fix this problem. By not giving in to the temptation to try to put a bandaid on immigration, the Florida state legislature is sending a clear message that CONGRESS MUST ACT in a bipartisan fashion to achieve workable legislation.

Read more about the Florida victory HERE

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