Statement by House Majority Leader on Florida Immigration Enforcement Act

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Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R-Miami) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of the Florida Immigration Enforcement Act out of the Judiciary Committee.

“Chairman Snyder and the Judiciary Committee recognize the unique and diverse history of our state and have worked hard to bring all stakeholders to the table to produce this piece of common sense, Florida immigration reform.  This legislation is designed to preserve employment opportunities for Floridians through the use of the E-Verify system.

“The bill does not require law enforcement officers to ask individuals for immigration documentation during routine traffic stops. It does, however, give law enforcement officers the tools necessary to enforce the immigration laws of the United States.”

“I look forward to watching this reasonable and effective approach to immigration reform work its way through the legislative process.”

 

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