Immigrants Of The Week: Jennifer Carroll, Emmanuel Agassi, and Andres Alonso
by Greg Siskind
The early retirement of US Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) has opened up an appointment opportunity for Governor Charlie Crist, himself a candidate for Martinez's seat. Crist will likely not appoint himself and a number of names are circulating for potential replacements. According to Politico, one person being considered is Jacksonville-area State Representative Jennifer Carroll. Carroll would be the first black female Republican Senator if she were selected. Carroll is a native of Trinidad and a retired US Navy officer. Carroll's immigration positions aren't clear from her record, not exactly a surprise given that state legislatures don't consider very many immigration bills. One would hope, however, that her own immigration history would give her special insight in to the issue.