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Tampa Dreamers denounce Donald Trump decision on DACA

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The fight is only beginning, say Tampa Bay-area residents who face deportation because of Tuesday’s decision by the Donald Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). “This is an attack on our community, so I want everybody to come together and fight, because this is not the end,” said Valentina Ortiz, 26, at a news conference by immigration advocates in Ybor City’s Centennial Park. “I have a lot of emotions — sad, mad, but it’s not…

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Chloe Coney stepping away from district director job in Kathy Castor’s office

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Chloe Coney, the “women who wears many hats” and the only district director to have served Tampa Bay area Congresswoman Kathy Castor since she was elected a decade ago, is retiring. “Chloe’s passion and expertise have served our neighbors, families and businesses well,” Castor said in a statement released Wednesday. “She is revered by Tampa’s community for her lifetime of service and my congressional district has been fortunate to have her as district director. Moreover, it has been my honor to call her…

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