Episode 92: Immigration Chaos
THE ROTUNDA  - President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees triggers another round of backlash for the new administration. Tallahassee based immigration attorney Elizabeth Ricci tells Gomes why she thinks parts of Trump's orders violate the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution. Gomes also tracks the latest legislative committee week as Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran continued his criticism of Visit Florida’s funding but Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala points out funding support was pushed by the House not the Senate. As Senate President Joe Negron pushed plans to buy land for Everglades restoration, opponents argued it would harm instead of help the local economy. Professional Angler Scott Martin tells Gomes that there is a completely different experience of Lake Okeechobee in person compared to what is portrayed on television. Gomes also talks with the executive director of the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, Hillary Hyslope.  
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