With a sign reading “Biden Border Crisis” in front of the podium where he delivered his speech, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis talks in Jacksonville on May 10 about his reasons for signing a draconian immigration law that will crack down on irregular immigration chases and consolidates it. Controversial rehabilitation program.
The text, which was supported by a conservative majority in the House of Representatives and the state Senate, is expected to go into effect on July 1.
“We are preparing for some turbulent times when you have a president who has turned a blind eye to what has happened at the border,” DeSantis said during a signing text about Democratic President Joe Biden. referring to the ending. Title 42, which could lead to an influx of immigrants entering the US from Canada and Mexico.
The rule makes it a third-degree felony for “smuggling of persons” and “transportation into this state” for anyone who arrived in the country irregularly and “has not been inspected by the federal government since their entry.” ”
“In Florida, we’re doing it legally and we’re doing it right,” DeSantis said after the signing.
Legislation promulgated by DeSantis provides $12 million for the immigrant resettlement initiative he himself promoted, and with the aim of protesting physically, sending a group of migrants who arrived in Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts last year An actionable immigration policy of the federal government.
“Florida is punishing immigrants for being born in countries that are in crisis and having the courage to seek peace and prosperity here,” said Tessa Pettit, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition.
“Florida immigrant youth will continue to be in power and will continue to fight for the safety of their families and friends,” said Neri Lopez, immigrant justice coordinator for the Florida Student Power Network.
“This law is aimed at making life more difficult for the people who stand up every day and give their best for the state of Florida,” said Samuel Vilchez, Florida state director of the American Business Immigration Coalition.
The organization Northeast Florida Immigration Resource Coalition (NEFIRA) organized a virtual information forum where several immigration activists and attorneys informed the community about these laws.
Employers with more than 25 employees are required to use E-Verify to determine employment eligibility, using false identification to be eligible is a crime and if an employer fails the E-Verify requirements four times in a month Violations allow license revocation or heavy fines, limiting access to jobs for people with irregular immigrant status.
< Hospitals and emergency departments that accept Medicaid are required to collect data on the immigration status of patients, including ER visits, and the cost of care provided to patients without regulated immigration status on a regular basis. report a.
< The state of Florida makes transporting people without regulated immigrant status a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. This includes being charged with a felony while you are a permanent resident of the state of Florida. This also includes entry into the state for tourism or business meetings with friends, colleagues or relatives without a regulated immigration status.
< Prohibits funding of community ID programs at the city and county level.
< Legally issued driver’s licenses by 16 states and the District of Columbia are revoked for drivers without regulated immigration status.
< Repeales the law that allows attorneys who are still regulating their immigration status to practice law.
< Law enforcement agencies are required to collect DNA samples from people who do not have regulated immigration status and are detained under a federal custody request.