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FLORIDA/IMMIGRATION/NATURAL DISASTERS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday [9-4-19] to waive some visa requirements for citizens of the Bahamas, which was devastated by Hurricane Dorian. In a letter to Trump, Rubio and Scott requested that the administration make it easier for citizens of the Bahamas to seek shelter with their families in the United States, in the aftermath of the Category 5 hurricane that left at least seven dead and devastated much of the island nation…Both senators also noted Florida’s strong ties to the Bahamas and said Floridians ‘are eager to help their family and friends in the Bahamas.’ About 20,000 Bahamians reportedly live in South Florida. Hubert Minnis, prime minister of the Bahamas, said Tuesday [9-3-19] that the country was ‘in the midst of one of the great national crises in our country’s history.’”

Marianne Levine, “Rubio, Scott ask Trump to waive visa requirements for Bahamians,” Politico, September 4, 2019 5:46 pm

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