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We support our state League position.
The League of Women Voters of Florida recognizes that the state and America as a whole are lands of immigrants. They help weave the fabric and identity of our nation, and we believe it is critical for the U.S. to encourage their participation in our society and democracy. Because immigration was a major part of this election cycle’s conversation and continues to be a leading topic in the news, we hope to help people better understand the many facets of this complex issue. Issue Chair is Elizabeth Pines.
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Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free...
~Statue of Liberty
Immigration Committee Meetings
First Monthly Saturday, 10:00 am
Westminster Towers (1st FL Fireplace Rm)
1111 S Lakemont Avenue
Winter Park , FL 32789
Visit our LWV of Florida state site for expanded information about our League stance on immigration.
Become a committee member by contacting our Chairperson Eithne Clarke HERE
Members ONLY: Visit our Forum to stay up-to-date with our activities and announcements.
Our 2018-2019 Program Goals were reached after careful consideration at our Annual Meeting.
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Topics of Interest
- Need some basic facts to share as you discuss the immigration system in the US?
48% of immigrants to US 2011-2015 were college graduates….compared to 31% of US born adults
One in 2 of immigrant college grads is from Asia
Latin Americans are the 2nd largest group of highly skilled immigrants
In the rust belt areas like Michigan and Ohio 59-63% of recent immigrants had a bachelor degree
but 27# of native born were college graduates
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals started in 2012 with by 2016 66% of the immediately
eligible had applied, 752,154 were approved 7% denied as of 8/2016.
Top states for application for DACA were California 27%,Texas 16%,NY and Illinois 5# each with
FLORIDA at 4#. Florida had 5# in renewals.
Between October 2016 and January 2017 the US Border Patrol apprehended 25,694 unaccompanied children and 54,147 family units 93% were from Mexico, Guatamala,
El Salvador, and Honduras.