A look at some of the top stories making the news today, April 19, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Florida immigration advocates gathered in Washington DC yesterday calling on the Supreme Court to vote in favor of President Obama’s executive action DAPA, which would defer deporting parents of legal U.S. residents. 26 states, including Florida, have petitioned the court challenging the program. If decided as legal, DAPA could affect up 183,000 people in Florida.

Jamaica’s Labor Minister Shahine Robinson is calling for patience among applicants seeking U.S. visas through the Farm Workers program. Responding to complaints about the long wait, Minister Robinson says the delay has been caused by the processing of petitions from U.S. employers, who must justify the use of foreign workers to the U.S. State Department.

Jamaica’s first lady of Jazz Myrna Hague brought down the house this past weekend in a special concert at the Miramar Cultural Center, performing a selection of jazz and reggae classics. Hosted by the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies, the event raised proceeds for the foundation’s scholarship fund.

In sports, it was victory for India and Combined Islands at the recent Lauderhill T20 Cricket tournament held at Lauderhill Sports Park. Guyana made an impressive 170 for 7, but Combined Islands won out with 135 for 4, winning by 2 runs by meeting the new target score adjusted for lost time. Meanwhile, India defeated Pakistan by 3 runs with 151 for 6. Team Pakistan however plans a different batting approach for the next round, says team member, Zishawn Qureshi.

What’s trending:

Jamaican chef and Food Network’s “Chopped” champion Andre Fowles returns to TV tonight to compete in the “Chopped Champions” tournament. The culinary showdown starts at 10 p.m. EST.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 82 and a low of 67. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 82 and a low of 66.

For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean outlet.

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