Florida immigration law fight to heat up again in 2012

Florida immigration law fight to heat up again in 2012

While there are no new immigration laws going into effect this January 1st, 2012, Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced that he will focus on immigration law in the upcoming year.

Earlier in his term, Governor Scott signed in the act that required state agencies and companies with contracts with state agencies to use the federal E-Verify program to check the employment eligibility of their workers during the hiring process.

The larger Federal debate regarding immigration policy in the United States is ongoing with three immigration bills being discussed this session: a movement for a mandatory federal E-Verify requirement, indefinite detention for those illegally in the United States and a measure called, HALT (“Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation”).




To visit the E-Verify site for more information, visit: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) offers an in depth article regarding fair detention practices and the proposed legislation for indefinite detention at: http://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights/analysis-immigration-detention-policies

For more information about “Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation” (HALT), read: http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/dissecting-halt-act-impact-eliminating-discretion-our-immigration-system


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