Maria Salazar, U.S. Representative for Florida

Maria Salazar

U.S. Representative for Florida

Maria Elvira Salazar was born in November 1961 in Miami, Florida. She attended Miami Dade College and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami. She earned a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She embarked on a career in journalism and was a senior political correspondent for the National News in Spanish for the network that later became Univision. She worked as a White House and Pentagon correspondent, later becoming the bureau chief of the Central American Division. 

She was a political correspondent for Telemundo in Cuba and has worked for a number of networks including the Fox News television programs, Fox Business, and Mega TV. 

She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2021. 

She is divorced from Renzo Maietto with whom she has two daughters. She is a Protestant. 

In the News…

Florida Representative Maria Salazar said that President Biden’s administration is not adequately prepared for the anticipated influx of migrants arriving at the southern border after Title 42 gets lifted. She also stated that Latinos do not favor open borders. 

Title 42 was enforced during the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic by President Trump’s administration to prevent certain categories of asylum seekers arriving at the border from entering the country and potentially spreading the virus. 

“By ending Title 42, President Biden welcomes an influx of migrants to the U.S. that our system is not prepared to handle,” Representative Salazar said. “He has no plan to  solve the issue at our southern border, and it’s hitting my community—the Hispanic American community—the hardest.” 

The congresswoman maintains that the widespread assumption that Hispanics are single-issue voters focused on untrammeled border-crossing is a misconception. “We Latinos don’t want open borders — we want safety for our families, order at the border, and a growing economy,” she said. 

Representative Salazar introduced an immigration reform bill earlier this year. “I am proposing actual solutions to fix our broken immigration system and address the border crisis through my Dignity Act, a realistic… solution to restore law and order in our immigration system and secure our border once and for all,” she said. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Salazar today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Maria Salazar 
Representative for Florida 
1616 Longworth House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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