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Hillsborough’s top prosecutor wants you to join community council

March 2018

TAMPA — Andrew Warren wants to know what you think about the criminal justice system.​​

Hillsborough County’s top state prosecutor announced Friday that his office is creating a "community council" to seek feedback and engage in "candid discussion" about local crime and justice. The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office is seeking applications from local residents interested in joining the 20-member group.

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Immigration advocates slam new ICE-sheriffs detention agreement

February 2018

Speakers from Tampa Bay’s faith-based, immigration and progressive communities condemned a recent immigration detention agreement between 17 Florida Sheriffs and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).

At a Friday news conference held in front of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office annex in Ybor City — which depicts a sheriff protecting the community — Father Peter Ruggere from Corpus Christi in St. Petersburg said service is the image expected from local law enforcement, not handing off undocumented immigrants to the federal government.

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¡Urgente! Últimos días para renovar DACA: Asistencia legal gratuita este fin de semana

Septiembre 2017

El 5 de octubre es la fecha límite para renovar el DACA antes de que la Administración de Trump empiece a eliminar el programa gradualmente en los próximos seis meses, dejando en el limbo a 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes que se han beneficiado del programa durante los últimos cinco años. Hasta ese día, aproximadamente 150,000 jóvenes inmigrantes cuyo DACA expira antes del 5 de marzo de 2018, son elegibles para volver a aplicar para una renovación del programa.

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