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South Fla Immigration Lawyers Advice Patience But Anxiety Persists Among Those Waiting For Papers

When it comes to fear of being deported, immigration attorney Mayra Joli, gives her clients a checklist: Do they have an order of removal? Have they committed any crimes? Are they working on their case? “If your answers are two no’s and one yes, you have nothing to worry about,” Joli says. “Just go back to sleep. And let me sleep.” But concerns have risen since the Trump administration released more plans to crack down on illegal immigration this week, in a move that includes adding thousands...

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Trump Will Be First President In 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

Updated Sunday, Feb. 26, 12 p.m. ET President Trump announced Saturday afternoon that he would break from a decades-old tradition and skip the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner scheduled for April 29. "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" Trump tweeted . On Sunday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ABC's This Week, "This wasn't a president that...

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It was early Friday morning when someone set fire to a mosque in New Tampa. An investigation is underway. People from the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group, want the incident to be investigated as a hate crime. 

But, the faith community is looking beyond what has happened. 

Fire officials say a fire that damaged a Tampa area mosque was arson.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said in a news release the blaze occurred early Friday at the Islamic Society of New Tampa.


Top Florida Republican lawmakers are heading to Washington D.C. soon to discuss potential healthcare changes with their Congressional counterparts. They want President Donald Trump’s administration to blockgrant Medicaid funding. But some Floridians worry the sick and the poor will lose their health insurance.

When it comes to fear of being deported, immigration attorney Mayra Joli, gives her clients a checklist: Do they have an order of removal? Have they committed any crimes? Are they working on their case?

“If your answers are two no’s and one yes, you have nothing to worry about,” Joli says. “Just go back to sleep. And let me sleep.”

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Florida Gulf Coast University officials announced an historic gift of $10 million Friday from renowned textbook author and educator Elaine Marieb, Ph.D.

Opponents of Senate President Joe Negron’s call for building a massive water storage area South of Lake Okeechobee are turning up the heat.

House Panel Backs Lawsuits Over Abortion Injuries

Feb 24, 2017

As a similar proposal emerged in the Senate, a House panel Wednesday supported a controversial bill that could help clear the way for women to file lawsuits against doctors who perform abortions.

House Panel Favors ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shift

Feb 24, 2017

A move to shift the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases is off to a fast start in the House, where the controversial proposal died a year ago.

Felecia Hatcher and Derick Pearson started their nonprofit Code Fever Miami three years ago.

The husband and wife duo wanted to use their background in math, science and marketing to support entrepreneurs of color in South Florida and to connect them to the start-up and tech scene.

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Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis is on administrative leave with pay today after being charged with culpable negligence in the death of a woman participating in a citizen’s academy last August.

Officer Lee Coel will have a disciplinary hearing with the city’s human resources manager and labor attorney to determine his future employment status with the Punta Gorda police department. Coel has the right to appeal the outcome to the city manager. He was charged with manslaughter yesterday in the death of Mary Knowlton during the shoot/don’t shoot demonstration last August.

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