1. Nelson, Wasserman Schultz shut out of facility holding immigrant kidsSen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were denied entry Tuesday into a federal facility in Homestead housing immigrant children. The Florida Democrats wanted to see conditions inside the shelter and determine the status of what is reported to be about 1,000 youths there. Read about why they weren't allowed in here.
The raw emotion over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration is sweeping across Florida, where a 1,000-bed shelter in Homestead is being used to house unaccompanied migrant children. Check in on how the issue is playing in the race for one of Florida's U.S. Senate seats and in the Florida governor's race.
Florida Republicans are coming out against President Donald Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from adults at the border. Democrats have universally opposed the practice. Read what Republicans said here.
Chris Hunter, the Democrat who's hoping to challenge U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor this November, called on Congress Tuesday to form a joint oversight committee to investigate potential civil violations within the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy. "I am calling on Justice Department leadership to immediately cease enforcement of its morally reprehensible policy of separating migrant children from their parents and guardians," the former Department of Justice prosecutor and FBI agent said.
Gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine says he'll place his assets in a blind trust if he's elected governor of Florida, a decision intended to enable the $133 million man to govern without conflicts under state law by handing control of his investments to a third party. See why that decision has raised some questions here.
Today's contributors: Alex Leary, Tracey McManus, Steve Bousquet and Kirby Wilson.