Florida AG Wants Tougher Immigration Law Than Arizona
Bill McCollum, Florida’s attorney general who is also running for governor, says he wants to go “one step further” than Arizona to deal with immigration.
The legislation will require Florida law enforcement officials to check a suspected illegal immigrant’s status in the course of a stop, or a violation of another law. This goes beyond the existing situation in the state where officers are allowed to check immigration status, but not required to.
The proposed legislation’s provisions require that aliens carry immigration documentation or face a possible misdemeanor penalty of up to 20 days in jail for the first offense.
It allows judges to consider immigration status while setting bond and sentencing. It foresees enhanced penalties against illegal aliens who commit further crimes in Florida,
In addition, the bill requires Florida businesses to check on immigration status of workers.Click here for reuse options!
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