Florida Proposes Immigration Reform Bill

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and other state lawmakers have proposed an immigration bill modeled after Arizona’s bill, but one they say should withstand court challenges.

“This legislation will provide new enforcement tools for protecting our citizens and will help our state fight the ongoing problems created by illegal immigration,” McCollum said in a statement. “Florida will not be a sanctuary state for illegal aliens.”

“Arizona is going to want this law,” said McCollum. “We’re better, we’re stronger, we’re tougher and we’re fairer.”

The proposed Florida bill has been ‘strengthened‘ and goes beyond Arizona’s immigration bill by letting judges consider a defendant’s illegal immigrant status during bond proceedings.

In ‘lawful stops,’ Florida would require law enforcement officers to check the residency status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. It also would make it a crime for employers who hire illegal immigrants, and it would make Florida businesses to use a federal E-verify system against hiring illegals.

2 Responses to Florida Proposes Immigration Reform Bill

  1. I’m glad the politicians are finally waking up and listening to the majority of the citizen’s concerns. It is evident that Mr Obama will only do the bare minimum because he relies so heavily on the Hispanic vote. I sincerely hope that this isn’t just another political game coming from our lawmakers in Florida. I am absolutely sick of politicians and their games. However, I am much more sickened by the illegal immigration invasion that has plagued us like a cancer.
    Should something not happen with the illegals soon, we will all have to pay additional taxes to pay for their free services on top of the government’s spending thrifts.

  2. Very true Sandra! If only they (the politicians) would have done something about it back in the 60’s and 70’s. Go ahead and look for yourself. It has been a topic of presidential debate since then.

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