TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis wants Florida to set up a system that will require employers to verify the immigration status of job applicants.

But it’s unclear if that effort will get any traction among lawmakers, especially since a similar effort failed during the most recent legislative session earlier this year.

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DeSantis announced he’d make another push for so-called E-Verify legislation during the 2020 legislative session while speaking to reporters at an annual press event Tuesday in the Capitol organized by the Associated Press.

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Appearing at the same event, Senate President Bill Galvano later said he would approach the legislation cautiously.

A proposal already introduced in the state Senate is sure to garner scrutiny, particularly among agriculture, construction, tourism interests and other industries that rely on immigrant labor.

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