August 11, 1991 |
Angel Miguel, a 41-year-old Cuban with three children to feed, lives at the edge of the water and the edge of the law. Every few weeks, the police raid his modest seaside home to confiscate the shoes he makes for sale on the unofficial market. He pays a fine and starts over. "That makes me a delinquent," he says with a shrug.
December 21, 1994 |
A judge Tuesday threw out Gov. Lawton Chiles' lawsuit seeking $1.5 billion from the federal government to cover Florida's costs of coping with illegal immigration. U.S. District Judge Edward B. Davis said he doesn't have the authority to order the government to compensate Florida and said the dispute is political in nature--not legal. It was the first in a series of lawsuits filed by five states that accuse the federal government of not enforcing U.S. immigration laws.
March 18, 2009 |
U.S. immigration authorities routinely delay, deny or botch medical care for detained immigrants in poorly equipped facilities nationwide, according to separate reports released by two advocacy groups. Human Rights Watch and the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center blame the problems on unskilled or indifferent staffers, overcrowding, bureaucratic red tape, language barriers and limited services available to detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency responded that its Division of Immigration Health Services gives detainees general and emergency healthcare, including dental, chronic and mental health care.
September 14, 1992 |
Lots of people who live in the hurricane-torn tip of immigration-rich southern Florida thought they had left behind this kind of physical and economic terrain. Spotty restoration of phones, electricity and water. Makeshift housing and chaotic traffic. Improvisational medical care. Soldiers in the streets. Charges that government incompetence contributed to the disaster.
February 25, 1996 |
The three Chicano satirists and pranksters who make up Culture Clash have eliminated most of the satire and pranks from their upcoming show. And they aren't dwelling on Chicano themes. They will, however, offer a lot of culture clash. In fact, more cultures clash in "Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami," opening next Sunday at the Tamarind Theatre in Hollywood and then again next summer at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, than in any of the group's other work. The subject is Miami.
July 11, 1999 |
The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the body of a woman Saturday who died after an 82-foot cutter rammed a small wooden boat in which she and 11 other Cuban migrants were trying to reach shore off the Florida coast. The other refugees were rescued. The drama in the Atlantic Ocean east of Boca Raton, Fla., about 50 miles north of Miami, was the second confrontation in less than two weeks between the Coast Guard and Cubans trying to reach the U.S.