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  • Miami Migrant-Asylum Denials Hit 18-Year High in 2018, Data Shows

    12/06/2018 7:15:09 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 2 replies
    MiamiNewTimes ^ | December 6, 2017 | Jerry Iannelli
    .... immigration-asylum applications in Miami were denied at rates virtually unseen in two decades, according to data released today by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a group at Syracuse University. Immigration officials denied 86 percent of asylum applications during the 2018 fiscal year.... That's the highest denial rate in Miami since at least 2001... ... the nation saw a massive spike in asylum and immigration-court decisions in 2018, which suggests the Trump administration is pushing courts to churn through immigration cases much faster. Most of the new decisions were denials. TRAC noted that, though denial rates initially spiked when...
  • Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

    11/24/2018 6:24:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/18 | Reid Wilson
    The narratives of the midterm elections were set when suburban voters turned against President Trump, women racked up record numbers of electoral wins and Republicans dominated rural states and counties. But dive deeper into the results and some more surprising storylines emerge, from familial ties to long shot candidates, expanding suburbs and new battlegrounds. Here are the overlooked stories that didn’t get enough coverage after the polls closed. Did Puerto Ricans elect Rick Scott? When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated in 2017, almost 400,000 of the island’s residents moved to the mainland. Many of them landed in Florida, where...
  • Miami-Dade is halfway through its recount. Broward hasn’t started yet.

    11/13/2018 5:00:49 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 12, 2018 | Douglas Hanks
    By noon on Monday, Miami-Dade managed to recount about half of the more than 800,000 votes cast in the 2018 election. Broward County had not yet started its state-mandated recount. The stark contrast in pace from Florida’s two largest sources of ballots highlights the pressure facing Broward as it tries to meet a Thursday afternoon deadline to recount the more than 700,000 votes cast in the largely Democratic county.
  • Dozens of mail-in ballots sitting in Miami distribution center: report

    11/09/2018 7:13:11 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/18 | Justin Wise
    Dozens of boxes filled with mail-in ballots are sitting inside a Miami-area mail distribution center, according to photos obtained by The Miami New Times. The news outlet noted that the distribution center where the ballots are located is the same one that was evacuated in October after a mail bomb reached the facility. The news about the ballots comes the same day Miami-Dade County announced it finished counting votes for the midterm elections, which includes hotly-contested Senate and gubernatorial races that have yet to be called. Two unnamed sources alleged to The New Times that hundreds or thousands of ballots...
  • MAGAbomber sent all 10 pipe bombs via the largest distribution center in Miami-Dade County, FL

    10/25/2018 4:38:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 145 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2018 | Emily Crane
    The crude bombs sent to several liberal politicians and news networks this week were sent through a major Unites Sates Postal Service mailing facility in South Florida, it's been revealed. All 10 bombs sent to the Clintons, former President Obama, CNN and other prominent Democrats are all believed to have come through the Opa-locka processing and distribution center, CNN reports. FBI and canine units were deployed to the facility Thursday as the search continues for the person or persons behind the bombs. The U.S. Post Office Royal Palm Processing & Distribution Center in Opa-locka is the main mailing facility in...
  • Nancy Pelosi shouted out of a restaurant - by Cuban Americans in Miami!!! [VIDEO]

    10/18/2018 2:17:24 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 204 replies
    Hatetriots ^ | October 18, 2018
    DEMOCRATS HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE ATTACKED!?! NANCY PELOSI TOLD TO GET OUT BY CUBAN AMERICANS IN MIAMI
  • Shalala walks into anti-Castro buzz saw: How a campaign event with Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee [tr]

    10/18/2018 1:08:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Poltico ^ | October 18, 2018 | Marc Caputo
    There’s a simple rule in running for Congress in Miami: Don’t campaign with someone who praised Fidel Castro and fought sanctions against Venezuela’s dictatorial regime. But Donna Shalala didn’t figure it out until it was too late. In a district filled with Castro-hating Cuban-Americans and Venezuelan exiles, Shalala’s campaign committed an egregious gaffe — and set off a round of Democratic finger-pointing — by posting an announcement that she would hold a campaign event Wednesday with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Californian, Rep. Barbara Lee.
  • Where does your toll money go? Miami drivers, sick of traffic and expense, want to know

    10/16/2018 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 10, 2018 | Dylan Jackson
    In life, some things are unavoidable: death, taxes — and if you live in South Florida — tolls. Coughing up money to drive on the highways add to the cost of living in South Florida. Drivers in Miami-Dade and Broward spent more than a half billion dollars in tolls fees in the last year. Consider: A daily trip from Kendall to downtown Miami costs over $4 roundtrip by Sunpass, or about $1,000 a year for a five-day a week, 50-week commuter. For those who haven’t signed up for Sunpass, the toll-by-plate rate of almost $8 per day amounts to $2,000...
  • Russians paying big money to have their babies born in US

    10/11/2018 7:56:52 AM PDT · by gattaca · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 11 | Stephen Sorace
    Russian women are arriving in the U.S. on visas to give birth to dual-citizen babies. The women are traveling to Miami with help from agencies that assist them in finding apartments, doctors and even obtaining visas, services that could total up to $100,000, NBC reported.
  • Taco Bell employee fired for refusing to serve English-speaking customer

    09/15/2018 5:03:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2018 | Louis Casiano
    A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell employee in Florida was let go by the fast food chain after a video circulating on social media this week showed her refusing to serve an English-speaking customer. The video shows the employee at the restaurantÂ’s Hialeah location appearing to become annoyed when customer Alexandria Montgomery tried placing her order in English, the Miami Herald reported. WSVN 7 News âś” @wsvn "No habla ingles!" Hialeah Taco Bell employee fired for refusing to take order from customer who doesn't speak Spanish. Watch full video here: After getting nowhere, Montgomery asks to speak with a manager. The employee,...
  • Taco Bell employee refuses to take order because customer doesn’t speak Spanish

    09/14/2018 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 62 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 14, 2018 | Mario J. Penton
    A video of an argument with a Taco Bell employee in Hialeah has unleashed a wave of indignation on social media. The incident happened on Wednesday night, when Alexandria Montgomery was trying to place an order — in English — at a Taco Bell drive thru window at 785 East Ninth St. The employee refused to take her order because she wasn’t speaking Spanish ...
  • Colin Kaepernick thanks Miami Dolphins players for anthem protest prior to season opener

    09/09/2018 5:08:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2018 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Colin Kaepernick thanked a pair of Miami Dolphins players for taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the first game of the NFL regular season Sunday. Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the first -- and as of Sunday evening, the only -- two players to kneel during "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to a Week 1 game. "My Brothers [Stills] and [Wilson] continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated." Kaepernick wrote on Twitter, adding, "Love is at...
  • Two Miami Dolphins wide receivers become first players of 2018 season to take the knee during...

    09/09/2018 1:58:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 9, 2018 | Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Two Miami Dolphins wide receivers become first players of 2018 season to take the knee during national anthem, just hours after Trump blamed the sport's poor TV ratings on the ongoing protest President Donald Trump is slamming the National Football League for low ratings and blaming players for protesting during the national anthem as two Miami Dolphins players took to the knee Sunday during 'The Star Spangled Banner' as football season began in earnest. 'Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad last year comparison. Viewership declined 13%, the lowest in over a...
  • Catholic priests arrested after allegedly engaging in sex act in car near Miami Beach: report

    09/05/2018 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2018 | Louis Casiano
    Two Catholic priests were arrested Monday after police said they were caught performing sex acts on each other in a parked car near a Miami Beach playground, reports said. Diego Berrio, 39, and Edwin Giraldo Cortez, 30, face charges of lewd and lascivious behavior after a passerby spotted the alleged rendezvous in a rented Volkswagen Beetle in broad daylight, the New York Post reported. Giraldo Cortes also faces an indecent exposure charge. The car did not have tinted windows, so officers said they were able to witness the sexual acts upon arrival, the newspaper reported. The two Chicago-area priests apparently...
  • ‘There Are No Tints On The Window’: Miami Police After Two Priests Caught Performing Sex Act..

    09/04/2018 11:43:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 9/4/18
    MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Two Chicago-area priests were charged Monday with Lewd and Lascivious behavior and Indecent Exposure after being caught performing a sexual act inside a car parked on a Miami Beach street. According to Miami Beach Police, 39-year-old Diego Berrio and 30-year-old Edwin Giraldo Cortez were in the front seat of a car performing oral sex. Police got a 911 call about a lewd and lascivious incident taking place in the 1300 block of Ocean Drive. When officers arrived, the police report states, the two were performing sex acts on each other “in full view of the public...
  • Florida candidate says alien abduction doesn’t define her

    08/23/2018 6:38:12 PM PDT · by McGruff · 54 replies
    AP ^ | 8/22/2018 | CURT ANDERSON
    U.S. House candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has a long list of accomplishments to bolster her campaign in Florida. But she is perhaps best known for claiming that she was abducted by space aliens as a child. Rodriguez Aguilera is a longshot in the race for the Miami-area seat being vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Yet last weekend, the Miami Herald endorsed her for the GOP nomination in the Tuesday primary out of a field of nine candidates. In an interview, Rodriguez Aguilera said she is grateful for the endorsement and that her tale of kidnapping by aliens does...
  • LOOK: Miami unveils new uniforms made from upcycled materials (garbage) to be worn vs. LSU

    08/22/2018 4:54:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    See BS Sports ^ | 8/20/18 | Kevin Skiver
    The Miami Hurricanes' newest uniforms have something special about them, and it isn't just the look. Adidas has partnered with "Parley for the Oceans" to create new uniforms for the Canes made from plastic-waste materials from the ocean. The jerseys are to serve as a call to end plastic pollution in oceans. **SNIP** On Aug. 27, the uniforms will be auctioned off. Proceeds will go to Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to fund educational research.
  • Return your Dolphins tickets, Broward police union tells members

    08/11/2018 4:53:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 8/11/18 | Tim Swift
    Group took issue with players' protest during national anthem A Broward County police union is calling for its members to return their Miami Dolphins tickets after some players protested during the national anthem at a preseason game this week
  • Construction firm cited in I-95 barrier collapse that killed 2 workers

    08/07/2018 11:06:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Local 10 ABC News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Tim Swift
    MIAMI - Federal officials said a construction company did not do enough to protect its workers before a concrete barrier collapsed and killed two men along Interstate 95 in February. "This tragedy could have been prevented if the employer had ensured that adjoining structures were shored, braced or underpinned to avoid a collapse," said Condell Eastmond, with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Atlanta-based Archer Western Construction Inc. faces up to $33,000 in fines. OSHA officials also said the work site was not properly inspected for hazards. The Florida Highway Patrol said Abel Orlando Zuniga-Fajardo, 37,...
  • Judge Orders Fusion GPS To Reveal Dossier Details In BuzzFeed Lawsuit

    07/26/2018 2:04:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 7/26/18 | Chuck Ross
    Judge orders Fusion GPS to disclose details of its dossier work. The opposition firm has avoided deposition in a dossier-related lawsuit against BuzzFeed. Lawyer for plaintiff says ruling “gave us everything that we had hoped for.” Representatives of Fusion GPS must answer a broad array of questions about the opposition research firm’s role in creating, investigating and disseminating the infamous Steele dossier, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro issued the decision Tuesday in a defamation lawsuit a Russian tech executive filed against BuzzFeed News, which published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017. The trial is scheduled...