My understanding of this is that if you are relying on your parents, that is you have not yet achieved independent status, that the state of Florida looks to the status of your parents to determine your residency, not to your status. I believe this is primarily a political/policy decision made by the state of Florida in expressing its place in the ideological debate on the immigration status. In order to use your status to determine your residency, you will have to first become independent from your parents.
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