Flores Settlement Agreement

June, 2020 In 1985, two organizations filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of immigrant children detained by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) challenging procedures regarding the detention, treatment, and release of children. After many years of litigation,

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Green Card/Permanent Resident

June, 2020 A permanent resident is an immigrant who has been granted authorization to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. A Permanent Resident Card, commonly called a green card, is provided by the U.S. Citizenship and

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Homestead Child Detention Center

June, 2020 The Homestead Child Detention Center is located in South Florida about a 30 minute drive from Miami. The facility was a former Job Corps training site. In 2016 it was converted to use as a temporary detention center

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Immigrant Defined

June, 2020 An immigrant is a person who chooses to resettle in another country. Immigrants come to the U.S. with the intention of living permanently here. Various terms are synonymous for those granted “documented” immigrant status by the U.S. Citizenship

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Temporary Protected Status

June, 2020 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation is declared by the U. S. government with respect to specified countries for the following reasons: the safety of their citizens would be in jeopardy were they to be returned to their native

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Zero Tolerance Policy

June, 2020 On May 7, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) implemented a zero tolerance policy toward illegal border crossing both to discourage illegal migration into the United States and reduce the burden of processing asylum claims that Administration officials

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Undocumented Immigrants

June, 2020 Immigrant is defined as, “a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.” Undocumented immigrants are people who do not have legal immigration status in the country in which they reside. The term “illegal alien” has

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100 Year Anniversary

Presenting the Suffragist Shuffle: A celebration of 100 years of women’s suffrage on Feb. 13, 2020 at St. Pete’s iconic Shuffleboard Club for a night of live jazz, cocktails, food, games and more!   The health and safety of our

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St. Petersburg says NO to money in politics

Released on October 6, 2017 The City of St. Petersburg City Council makes history ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The City of St. Petersburg City Council made history today becoming the first municipality post-Citizens United to abolish Super PACs and limit foreign corporate

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