The so-called “Gang of Eight” U.S. Senators, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, finally took the wraps off the new bipartisan immigration reform plan Tuesday and revealed a complex, but achievable path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
Governor Rick Scott said Wednesday that he is softening his stance on the controversial E-Verify immigration program he championed while running for the Governor’s office in 2010.
Florida legislators adjourned Saturday without an agreement on a tough immigration bill sought by the governor and attorney general to crack down on illegal immigration.
A vast difference between House and Senate versions of a Florida immigration bill means it is likely the issue is dead for the 2011 legislative session, according to the Florida House sponsor of the bill.
A state immigration bill that protects employers who use E-verify, but does not require them to do so, may emerge Tuesday.