SUN SENTINEL: Call for an antisemitic ‘day of hate’ sparks united counteraction. ‘Hate will have no quarter here in Broward County.’

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The call for a “National Day of Hate” from white supremacists promoting antisemitism produced a counter-reaction in Broward, as a range of political, law enforcement, civic and religious leaders joined to denounce antisemitism and other forms of hate. “We are united against the extremists and the white supremacists,” said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Wasserman Schultz Applauds U.S. Embassy Fully Resuming Immigrant Visa Services in Havana in 2023

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For far too long, the Cuban people have lived under a brutal authoritarian regime, with little agency over their future. Ending visa processing at the Guyana Embassy in Georgetown allows far easier access to humanitarian relief through enrollment in the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program. I applaud the efforts of the Biden Administration to move these services back to Havana.

Wasserman Schultz Statement on President Biden’s Cuba Policy Announcement

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Our focus must remain on supporting Cuban human rights, ending this regime’s grinding racial, labor and LGBTQ+ discrimination, and demanding the immediate release of its political prisoners. That includes the Biden Administration’s new measures to increase the island’s access to U.S. internet services and continuing to block the enrichment of the Cuban military and other human rights abusers through remittance payments.

Wasserman Schultz Applauds Biden Administration Extension of Expired Work Permits

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This move by the Biden Administration grants a lifeline to the thousands of people put in turmoil because of expiration dates that are now extended for eighteen months. Along with my Florida Congressional colleagues, I have for months pushed for this extension to address the flood of constituents who contacted my office because they lost jobs and were ineligible for government benefits.

Wasserman Schultz, Crist Lead Florida Democrats Calling On Florida To Divest From Putin's Russia

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Urgently isolating Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs saves Ukrainian lives, and I’m repulsed that DeSantis and his fellow Republicans refuse to divest Florida’s Russian-tied assets," said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. "I’m also stunned that, given the chance, Florida’s Republican Members of Congress refused to sign this straightforward letter urging their counterparts in Tallahassee to wipe this blood-stained money off Florida’s investment books. Whether it’s Trump, Tallahassee or FOX News, Republicans still coddle and praise Putin. For the sake of the Ukrainian people, that must end immediately.

Wasserman Schultz on Venezuelan Hostage Release, Sanctions and Oil Reserves

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Critically, neither this hostage release, nor Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, warrant allowing the murderous Maduro regime to quickly stockpile petrol profits as Venezuelans still starve for food, medicine and basic human rights under his autocratic rule. Sanctions relief should only be considered when there is a clear and irreversible commitment to restore free and fair presidential elections and cease attacks on the rule of law.