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Florida Thriving: Bipartisan Immigration Solutions 2021

By February 23, 2021No Comments

Florida Thriving: Bipartisan Immigration Solutions 2021

Florida Business and Political Leadership Working to Find Common Ground 

MIAMI, FL – A diverse group of elected officials, business leaders, Dreamers and Essential Workers will convene virtually February 25 at 10:00 a.m. for Florida Thriving: Bipartisan Immigration Solutions 2021 to discuss commonsense, bipartisan immigration solutions and how they can help us rebuild, recover and thrive.

The summit will feature remarks by Congressman Mario Diaz Balart, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services Nikki Fried, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Former U.S. Senator Mel Martinez, Miami-Dade Commissioner Rene Garcia, former Florida Speaker of the House Will Weatherford, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Florida Chamber of Commerce CEO Mark Wilson, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association CEO Carol Dover, Al Cardenas, Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Mike Fernandez, CEO and Chairman, MBF Healthcare Partners, and Norman Braman, CEO Braman Auto Group.

Coincidentally, CPAC will be starting the same day in Orlando.  Unlike CPAC, we are  gathering bipartisan leaders who are ready to help move our country forward together.  Speakers will discuss how commonsense, bipartisan immigration solutions can help Florida rebuild, recover and thrive. They will address President Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act 2021, as well as the DREAM Act, agriculture industry issues, Temporary Protected Status issues and Florida’s desperate need for essential workers across several industries.

Media is invited to attend the event. To schedule interviews with business leaders, elected officials, and advocates, please contact A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event.


WHAT: Florida Thriving: Bipartisan Immigration Solutions 2021, Virtual Immigration Summit

WHEN: Thursday, February 25 10 AM to 12 EST


“Americans are nowhere near as divided as the politicians would lead us to believe,” said Mike Fernandez. “Survey after survey shows us that most Americans understand that a healthy, legal immigration system is critical to public safety and the health of our economy.

“We must rise above the partisan rhetoric, from the extreme left and right, that has stifled previous efforts to find common ground and promote common sense, bipartisan immigration solutions. Together, we can chart a path forward that will allow our state and national economies to not only recover but to thrive.”

The event is co-hosted by: President’s Alliance for Higher Education, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Haitian American Chamber of Commerce, Miami-Dade County Office of New Americans, FWD US, and Florida Immigrant Coalition.

IMPAC Fund is the Florida chapter of the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) which promotes commonsense immigration reform that advances economic competitiveness, provides companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens. For more information go to