TALLAHASSEE, FL – FWD.us today announced an expansion of our focus to include immigration policy work at the state level in a number of key regions, including Florida.
Expanding our work at the State level means that we can work on critical issues that affect millions of American families, and that we can help deepen our impact as we work concurrently on immigration issues at the federal level. More information on our plans to enact reforms at the state level is available here.
Florida State Director Ted Hutchinson issued the following statement:
“We’re proud of the hard-fought progress we’ve made on behalf of the immigrant community in Florida including protecting in-state tuition for Dreamers, preventing cuts to our country’s existing legal immigration channels, and keeping Florida families together despite the Trump Administration harmful anti-immigrant agenda. This year, we will continue to fight for commonsense policies that provide opportunities for all Floridians by continuing to build strong in-state partnerships with entrepreneurs, faith and community leaders and legislators from both sides of the aisle. Our state-based work will support public safety measures such as expanding access to driver’s licenses for undocumented Floridians, as well as driving awareness about harmful policies like e-verify, which hurt our economy and communities across the state.
“FWD.us strives to be a bipartisan voice in Tallahassee, and an unwavering supporter of the Florida immigrant community. Our long term goal is commonsense immigration reform that implements smart border security, protects and expands existing legal immigration avenues, and provides an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented people. Expanding our work at the state level will help us to better achieve comprehensive reform, and we believe these policy goals will strengthen Florida as we continue to demand the immigration changes our country needs.”