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.READ MORE: SEE IT: SUV Drives Through Traffic Arms, Jumps Rising Florida Drawbridge
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.READ MORE: Miami Man Wins $5 Million In Florida Lottery Scratch-Off Game
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.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: South Florida Set To Sizzle This Weekend
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