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PATH ONE:   The Florida State Legislature Passes Mandatory E-Verify in 2017 – FAILED

Floridians for Immigration has worked for a decade now to have the Florida State Legislature address Florida’s Illegal Immigration crisis by enacting immigration enforcement legislation. To date, Republican leadership has blocked over thirty immigration enforcement bills meant to protect Floridians from the negative effects of illegal immigration. The Legislature has passed pro illegal alien In-State Tuition and legislation to allow illegal aliens to practice law in Florida.

2017 Legislative Session Timeline

  • 11/9/2016 Floridians for Immigration Enforce began the process of drafting an E-Verify bill for the 2017 legislative session
  • 11/22/2016 Representative Joe Gruters agreed to sponsor the House bill. We began to reach out to Republican Senators we felt were the best candidates to be Senate Sponsors
  • Senator Bean puts our E-Verify bill into drafting before deadline
  • We continued to reach out to Senate members for sponsorship to no avail until the deadline to file bills on March 3, 2017
  • 2/17/2017 We had a meeting with Senate President Joe Negron to solicit his help in finding a Senate Sponsor. Senator Negron stated that he supported E-Verify in the past and would vote for it if it came up, but would not assist in finding a Senate Sponsor.
  • 2/28/2017 Our Legislative Director, Jack Oliver wrote a follow-up letter asking “You have been in the Senate for a long time and are aware of all the negative effects of illegal immigration on Floridians including job loss, wage decline, increased crime, and the annual negative fiscal impact of 5.3 billion dollars. The question we didn’t have an opportunity to ask was. “Knowing all these facts, why isn’t mandatory E-Verify on the top of your legislative agenda for 2017?” Click here to see the letter.

THIS SHOULD BE TROUBLING TO ALL FLORIDIANS

Fact: Republicans have held the Governor’s office and controlled the Florida state legislature for the last decade while a million illegal aliens openly live and work in our state.

Fact: Illegal Immigration is costing Floridians 5.2 billion dollars a year

Fact: Poll after poll show that over 75% of Floridians identify illegal immigration as a serious problem and they want worksite enforcement.

WHAT HAS OUR REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP DONE TO PROTECT FLORIDIAN’S JOBS AND TAXDOLLARS?

THEY HAVE BLOCKED EVERY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BILL MEANT TO PROTECT JOBS AND TAXDOLLARS OF FLORIDIANS!

2008 Session

HB 73 Illegal Immigration

  • General Bill by: Brown
  • Last Event: Friday, May 02, 2008 – Died in Committee on State Affairs

HB 159 Enforcement of Immigration Laws

  • General Bill by: Adams
  • Last Event: Friday, May 02, 2008 – Died in Committee on State Affairs

SB 388 Security and Immigration Compliance Act [LPCC]

  • General Bill by: Fasano
  • Last Event: Monday, May 05, 2008 – 05/02/08 S Died in Committee on Military Affairs and Domestic Security

SB 540 Felons/Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws [LPCC]

  • General Bill by: Baker
  • Last Event: Monday, May 05, 2008 – 05/02/08 S Died in Committee on Criminal Justice

HB 571 Illegal Aliens

  • General Bill by: Kravitz
  • Last Event: Friday, May 02, 2008 – Died in Committee on State Affairs

HB 577 Illegal or Undocumented Aliens

  • General Bill by: Williams, T.
  • Last Event: Friday, May 02, 2008 – Died in Committee on State Affairs

HB 821 Illegal Immigration

  • General Bill by: Harrell
  • Last Event: Friday, May 02, 2008 – Died in Committee on State Affairs

CS/SB 1086 Illegal or Undocumented Aliens/DOC [LPCC]

  • General Bill by: Criminal Justice, Bennett
  • Last Event: Monday, May 05, 2008 – 05/02/08 S Died on Calendar

HB 1247 Immigration Status of Inmates

  • General Bill by: Gelber
  • Last Event: Friday, May 02, 2008 – Died in Committee on State Affairs

SB 1364 Immigration [LPCC]

  • General Bill by: Villalobos
  • Last Event: Monday, May 05, 2008 – 05/02/08 S Died in Committee on Criminal Justice

SB 2738 Immigration Status of Inmates [LPCC]

  • General Bill by: Deutch
  • Last Event: Monday, May 05, 2008 – 05/02/08 S Died in Committee on Criminal Justice

2009 Session

HB 163 Illegal Aliens in the Correctional System

  • General Bill by: Williams, T.
  • Last Event: Saturday, May 02, 2009 – Died in Public Safety & Domestic Security Policy Committee

CS/SB 352 Inmates/Illegal or Undocumented Aliens/Deportation [SPSC]

  • General Bill by: Judiciary, Bennett
  • Last Event: Saturday, May 02, 2009 – 05/02/09 S Died in Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations

CS/HB 567 Illegal Immigration

  • General Bill by: Economic Development & Community Affairs Policy Council, Schenck
  • Last Event: Saturday, May 02, 2009 – Died on Second Reading Calendar

CS/HB 915 Enforcement of Immigration Laws

  • General Bill by: Governmental Affairs Policy Committee, Adams
  • Last Event: Saturday, May 02, 2009 – Died in Economic Development & Community Affairs Policy Council

SB 1532 Illegal Immigration [GPSC]

  • General Bill by: Storms
  • Last Event: Saturday, May 02, 2009 – 05/02/09 S Died in Committee on Military Affairs and Domestic Security

SB 1890 Illegal Aliens [SPSC]

  • General Bill by: Storms
  • Last Event: Saturday, May 02, 2009 – 05/02/09 S Died in Committee on Criminal Justice

2010 Session

CS/CS/HB 219 Immigration

  • General Bill by: Economic Development & Community Affairs Policy Council, Governmental Affairs Policy Committee, Adams
  • Last Event: Friday, April 30, 2010 – 04/30/10 S Died in Messages

HB 421 Immigration

  • General Bill by: Adkins
  • Last Event: Friday, April 30, 2010 – Died in Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

HB 503 Illegal Immigration

  • General Bill by: Schenck
  • Last Event: Friday, April 30, 2010 – Died in Policy Council

SB 600 Inmates/Illegal or Undocumented Aliens/Deportation [SPSC]

  • General Bill by: Bennett
  • Last Event: Friday, April 30, 2010 – 04/30/10 S Died in Committee on Judiciary

SB 856 Immigration [CPSC]

  • General Bill by: Baker
  • Last Event: Friday, April 30, 2010 – 04/30/10 S Died in Committee on Regulated Industries

HB 919 Illegal or Undocumented Aliens

  • General Bill by: Roberson, K.
  • Last Event: Friday, April 30, 2010 – Died in Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

SB 1880 Enforcement of Immigration Laws [GPSC]

  • General Bill by: Detert
  • Last Event: Friday, April 30, 2010 – 04/30/10 S Died in Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability

SB 2162 Illegal Aliens [SPSC]

  • General Bill by: Storms
  • Last Event: Friday, April 30, 2010 – 04/30/10 S Died in Committee on Criminal Justice

SB 2368 Illegal Immigration [GPSC]

  • General Bill by: Storms
  • Last Event: Monday, May 03, 2010 – 04/30/10 S Died in Committee on Military Affairs and Domestic Security

2011 Session

HB 691 Verification of Employment Eligibility

  • General Bill by: Harrell
  • Last Event: 05/07/11 Died in Government Operations Subcommittee

SB 518 Verification of Employment Eligibility

  • General Bill by: Hays
  • Last Event: 05/09/11 Died in Judiciary

CS/SB 2040 Enforcement of Immigration Laws

  • General Bill by: Judiciary/SB 2040 – Enforcement of Immigration Laws
  • Last Event: Saturday, May 07, 2011 – Died in Messages

CS/HB 7089 Enforcement of Immigration Laws

  • General Bill by: Economics Affairs Committee, Judiciary Committee, Snyder
  • Last Event: Saturday, May 07, 2011- Died pending review of CS under Rule

2012 Session

HB 1315 Verification of Employment Eligibility

  • General Bill by: Harrell
  • Last Event: 05/12/12 Died in Government Operations Subcommittee

SB 1638 Verification of Employment Eligibility

  • General Bill by: Altman
  • Last Event: 05/12/12 Died in Judiciary

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