Florida Immigrant Coalition Thursday Marked The First Black Girls Day At The Capitol By Davondra Alston • Feb 15, 2018 Davondra Alston Thursday was the first Black Girls Day at the Florida Capitol. The event highlights policies that affect African American women in Florida. Florida House Bill Barring Sanctuary Policies Lands In Senate By Sarah Mueller • May 1, 2017 Florida Channel Legislation banning so called sanctuary policies has passed the Florida House. But it’s unclear whether the Senate will advance the bill in the final week of session. Legislation Cracking Down on Florida Sanctuary Cities Passes House Committee By Sarah Mueller • Mar 14, 2017 Florida Memory / https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/254907 Legislation banning sanctuary city policies is moving through Florida House committees. The proposal requires cities fully cooperate with federal immigration officers or face penalties. Awake The State Outlines An Altnerative Agenda By Jim Ash • Mar 7, 2017 Awake The State While Governor Rick Scott was outlining his priorities in the State of the State address, Awake The State, the progressive advocacy group, was offering a much different take. Coalition Decries Obama's Final Nod To Castro By Jim Ash • Jan 13, 2017 Immigration rights advocates say they’re suffering a double blow now that the outgoing Obama Administration has cancelled a so-called “wet-foot, dry-foot,” policy favoring Cubans. Immigration Activists Lay To Rest 'Dead' Legislation By Kate Payne • Mar 10, 2016 Kate Payne/ WFSU With the end in sight, different groups are closing out the 2016 lawmaking session in different ways. Immigration activists convened at the state capitol Thursday to "bury" a package of dead bills. Protesters: Banish Anti-Immigrant Bills By Jim Ash • Feb 17, 2016 Gerson Galang via Flickr More than 100 protesters jammed the Florida Capitol Wednesday to push back against a wave of what they view as anti-immigration legislation. Immigrant Rights Activists Fill The Halls Of The Capitol By Kate Payne • Jan 12, 2016 Kate Payne/ WFSU Lawmakers and lobbyists are not the only people converging on the Capitol to mark the beginning of Session. For a group of immigration rights activists, the day was not all pomp and circumstance.