JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 2.9.2022 — Immigration Reform—Federal Gov't Tests DeSantis—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 2.9.2022 — Immigration Reform—Federal Gov't Tests DeSantis—More...

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
February 9, 2022


Whenever an immigration bill is introduced in the U.S. Congress that contains the words “comprehensive” or illudes to being "comprehensive," pro-legal immigration activists take pause.

But Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar’s recently file “Dignity Act” is a massive piece of legislation that looks to first secure the border, a move that has never been used in past immigration legislation.

The bill will surely be criticized, but it appears to be a good starting point to fix the disastrous and current immigration system. Meanwhile, illegal immigrants continue to stream across the southern border with Mexico. READ MORE


Federal Government Overreach in DeSantis’s Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis may have to weigh in on the current power grab the federal government wants to make in Florida, a move that directly impacts water usage for millions of Floridians.

This measure could test DeSantis’s “Free State of Florida” mettle. READ MORE

The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar has concerns with House Bill 1395.

“In regard to alimony, the Section does not feel that it is reasonable or necessary to automatically reduce or terminate existing awards of alimony that were a result of a negotiated Agreement or determination of the court, as this will do irreparable damage to alimony recipients by changing the rules after the entry of the Final Judgment. We continue to work with the sponsors of the legislation on ways to improve Florida’s current system of alimony.

“Moreover, we have significant concerns about the automatic presumption of timesharing that is in HB 1395. It is paramount for the well-being of every child who is the subject of a timesharing dispute, that their case be considered based on their unique set of circumstances. The fact is, the ability of a parent to provide for a child can differ greatly and should be considered in the determination of timesharing agreements. With the best interest of children in mind, The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar must be opposed to HB 1395 as it stands.”



State Representative Tommy Gregory announced he will run for re-election in the region he has represented the last four years, now numbered House District 72.

“It has been an honor to represent Manatee County, and I look forward to continue representing them and this region,” said Tommy Gregory. “We’ve worked hard in the Florida Legislature to be a voice for our community’s strong, conservative values and will continue to do so as we work with Gov. DeSantis in the Free State of Florida.

Rep. Carlos G Smith-#DeSantis is pushing bills to effectively censor honest conversations and discussion he doesn’t like. Talking about LGBTQ people is NOT dangerous and censorship is not what happens in so-called “free states''. It’s what happens under authortiatian regimes.

Senator Lori Berman-Republicans want to ban books. They want to whitewash American history. They want to censor conversations about race in school and the workplace. Now, they want to try and erase the LGBTQ identities of students.

Florida isn’t free under their leadership. It’s authoritarian.

Joe Harding-Things that matter to Americans and @POTUS

is silent on:

- Rising gas prices

- empty shelves

- affordable housing

- not starting another war

What is our president worried about? He is worried about my bill that empowers parents. He is worried about @GovRonDeSantis

. Red wave.

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani U-LOL. @amazon

will be trying to get a tax break in our Ways & Means Committee tomorrow. Amazon does not need a tax break! Everyday people are the ones who need a break!

Lauren Book-Thank you @jvellana

for your bravery and courage in sharing. No one should become a victim of sexual deepfakes or cyber trafficking - together, we’re working to make things different.

Rep. Bryan Ávila-Many thanks to the Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee for their unanimous support of HB 1411 Floating Solar Facilities. My bill will allow the use of this relatively new concept to efficiently produce renewable energy in our great state.


Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

"Florida Fights Back Against Federal Overreach, Stands Up for State Water Rights" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Elvira Salazar Introduces Border Securing 'Dignity Act'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) held a press conference this week to introduce the Dignity Act. Elvira Salazar introduced the legislation, which is billed as “a complete immigration reform bill consisting of 3 core principles: stopping illegal immigration, providing a dignified solution for immigrants living in America, and strengthening the American workforce and economy.

"Rubio Slams Demings and Carville" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In a time when the Joe Rogan podcast is facing criticism, one other podcast is making waves over comments made by its host. James Carville (D), a Democratic strategist and host of the Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt, directed comments at unvaccinated people, saying that he wished that lawmakers would “pass a law to make you immune from liability if you punch some unvaccinated person right in the face.” Citing that he is a top Democratic donor to Florida Rep. Val Deming’s (D) senatorial bid, the Rubio campaign has released a statement, criticizing Carville and Demings.

"Webster Co-Sponsors Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Daniel Webster (R) has teamed up with Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie (R) to introduce H.R. 6590, the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act. The legislation will help “middle-class seniors by eliminating the unjust double-tax on Social Security benefits.”

"'Don't Say Gay' Bill Supported in Senate" by Ryan Dailey of News Service of Florida

"Biden's First Year In Office Saw The Most Police Officers Killed On Duty" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Miami Receives $5.25M Payout From MiamiCoin" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R) announced that the City of Miami received its first disbursement of about $5 million from profits generated from the MiamiCoin initiative, calling it a "historic moment."

"DeSantis Says NGOs Should Be Held Accountable for Smuggling Illegal Immigrants" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"NBC Refuses to Run Waltz’s Ad Featuring Kanter Freedom Critical Of China During Winter Olympics" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—For the second straight fundraising quarter, conservative journalist and congressional candidate Laura Loomer has outraised her opponent, Rep. Daniel Webster (R) in the

"Loomer Outraised Webster for Second Straight Fundraising Quarter" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Mast: ‘Putin Could be Testing NATO’ by Threatening Ukraine" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—With the Beijing Olympics underway, reports indicate that both Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have issued a joint statement as the tension between the United States and both Russia and China respectively increase. While the statement did not address Ukraine, the statement did address NATO expansion, and Florida Rep. Brian Mast (R) argued that “Putin could be testing NATO” by antagonizing Ukraine.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart

"Diaz-Balart Slams ‘Aggressive Democratic Gerrymandering’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (R) is weighing in on the redistricting battle in Florida and across the United States, accusing Democrats of “aggressive Democratic gerrymandering.” In speaking to The Floridian over the weekend, the Florida Republican commented on whether or not redistricting could result in a ‘red wave’ in the upcoming 2022 midterm election.

"AZ Sen. Rogers Rebuked After Calling Florida Combat Vet a 'Communist'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers just inserted herself into a hotly contested Republican primary race in Florida, calling her endorsed candidate's opponent, decorated Combat Veteran Cory Mills an "anti audit communist."

"Florida House Plan Could Cut Student Grantsby Ryan Dailey of News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — Calling the plan "punitive," leaders of Florida's private colleges and universities are crying foul about a House proposal that could link the amount of money students get from a state-backed grant program to their schools' performance.

"Surgeon General Ladapo to Go Before Second Committee" by News Service of Florida

"Waltz Responds to Syrian Counterterrorism Operation" by Daniel Molina

"RNC Censures Reps. Cheney & Kinzinger For Serving On Democrat-Led Jan. 6 Committee" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"AOC Praises Eskamani's Work, Calls her a 'Legitimate' Congressional Candidate" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—As Florida's political class continues to wait to see how the final congressional redistricting map is drawn, there has been speculation that Progressive State Rep. Anna Eskamani (D) was eyeing Rep. Stephanie Murphy's congressional seat in District 7.

"Murphy Sole Democrat to Vote Against COMPETES Act" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

January Jobs Report Blows Away Expectations As Unemployment Rate Rises" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Cherfilus-McCormick Won't Commit to Joining House Progressive 'Squad'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After winning the Special Election in Florida’s 20th Congressional District to replace the late Rep. Alcee Hastings (R), newly-minted Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) has hit the ground running in Washington and looks to work across the aisle with Republicans and won't doesn't appear as if she will join the House's Progressive "Squad."

"Wasserman Schultz Vows to Hold NFL Accountable Over Sexism and Race" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTON— A day after the NFL's Washington Football Team announced its new name, the Washington Commanders, six former Washington Redskins employees testified before the House Oversight & Reform Committee about the sexual harassment they endure while employed by the team.

"Diaz-Balart Says Florida's Entire Congressional Delegation Supports Everglades Restoration" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Washington—There's not much of anything Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree on, but  US Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL) says that there is bipartisan support for getting Everglades Restoration funding passed.

"Cory Mills Scores Massive American Conservative Union (ACU) Endorsement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The Conservative heavyweight American Conservative Union (ACU) has weighed in one of Florida's most hotly contested Republican primary races of the 2022 midterm election cycle and has endorsed Combat Veteran Cory Mills for the U.S. Congress.

Brian Mast
Rep. Brian Mast

"Rep. Brian Mast: U.S. Must 'Take out' Chinese Satellites That Attack U.S." by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTONRepublicans members of Congress, including Florida Reps. Brian Mast, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Michael Waltz have been railing against the soon-to-be-voted-on COMPETES Act, accusing House Democrats of writing a bill to protect the U.S. against China, but actually helps the Chinese.

"FL Legislative Black Caucus Pushes for Priority Legislation" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Waltz, Wexton: 'Rot Has Run Deep' in IOC" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Judge Takes Aim at Landmark First Amendment Ruling" by Joe Saunders of News Service of Florida—In a case involving a former Orange Park councilman, a Florida appeals-court judge Wednesday blasted a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the First Amendment. Judge Brad Thomas of the 1st District Court of Appeal wrote an 11-page concurring opinion that took aim at the Supreme Court’s 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan ruling, which, in part, required that public officials prove “actual malice” to prevail in defamation lawsuits.

"New Poll Shows Biden, Democrats Struggling In Florida Ahead Of Midterms" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Floridians broadly expressed a poor opinion of President Biden's job performance almost ten months before the 2022 midterm elections, with more than half of potential voters disapproving his handling of the economy and pandemic, a new poll revealed.

"(VIDEO) Rubio Credits Trump for Environmental Funding, Not Biden" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In a press conference with other members of the Florida Republican Congressional delegation, US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) flipped the script on Democrats giving Trump credit for environmental support over the current Biden Administration.

"Elections Law Fights Ramp Up Again" by Joe Saunders of News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — Amid fierce opposition from Democrats, a Senate committee Tuesday backed an elections bill that includes adding more rules for voting by mail and creating a state office to investigate allegations of voting irregularities.

"Demings Responds to Rubio Congratulating her for Receiving 'Hyperpartisan' Endorsement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has aimed criticism at Florida Rep. Val Demings (D)calling her a far-Left candidate who’s a “Pelosi Puppet.” In a recent assessment, the senior senator from Florida added that Demings would also be a “Schumer Puppet” should she be elected to the Senate. As endorsements pour in for each candidate, Rubio’s reelection team is now congratulating Demings for having received the endorsement from a Green New Deal PAC, calling it “hyperpartisan.”

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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