Florida Immigration Bill: 20 Days to Immigrants Not Carrying Documentation

August 12, 2010

Florida (ChattahBox) – Following in footsteps of Arizona, but going a few steps further than they did, Florida has announced that they have drafted an immigration bill that will “provide new enforcement tools for protecting our citizens and will help our state fight the ongoing problems created by illegal immigration”.

The new law would follow along the same lines as the controversial bill in Arizona, allowing police to power to determine immigration status on arrests. But it would also force immigrants to carry documentation at all times, or face a 20 day jail sentence for the first offense.

It will also enact much harsher punishments on those here illegally who commit a crime, adding additional charges to the initial ones for their illegal status.

There will be misdemeanor charges for anyone seeking employment in the state without U.S. citizenship, though it isn’t known what the charge will  be for those who offer illegal immigrants work.

“This law is fairly balanced to protect the rights of those who are here legally and illegally. [It is] a huge step for public safety,” Bill McCollum, the governor candidate who introduce the bill, was quoted by RAW.


Comments

4 Responses to “Florida Immigration Bill: 20 Days to Immigrants Not Carrying Documentation”

  1. Joel Wischkaemper on August 12th, 2010 5:09 pm

    Florida has a good idea with the twenty days in jail. It should be a work prison.. it should make an effort to make the illegal aliens work. Couple those two items, and polls taken down in Mexico tell us it is a deterrent to the illegal aliens who are considering the process of becoming an illegal alien.

    We do NOT need the amnesty in this bill. We DO need the law enforcement tools, and they will be a foundation for protecting the interior areas of the United States as well as the border areas. We need those fines on the employers using the illegal aliens very, very seriously.

    The right way to mend immigration
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/17/AR2010031703115.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

    This bill could go a long way to cutting Government Expenditures.. a long way.

  2. Debbie on August 12th, 2010 5:23 pm

    Sounds good to me ! As a country, we have to get a handle on illegals, enforcing our immigration laws and deporting those found. Glad to see that Oshama is deporting alot more but he is still letting the majority of illegals continue to run free, continue breaking multiple laws and mooch benefits for their anchors they do not deserve. If enough states pass laws do their own enforcement, the Feds won’t have a choice but to oblige – he can’t sue 50 states.

  3. Gwen on August 12th, 2010 8:29 pm

    The deportation of illegal immigrants has become mass prejudice, all due to our government wanting to throw our attention to this issue rather than to the major issues of water shortage, corporate fraud, the wealthy gaining resources in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries! Don’t be duped!

  4. Margie on August 20th, 2010 11:39 am

    I am an American, on this borrowed land we Immigrants call home. I was born and raised here and I refuse to look upon this harsh acts of these so call Immigration laws as humane. and right. We need some sort of reform to immagration but one that will allow the immigrant to help us – this USA to increase it’s economy, by them being able to pay taxes, etc. This is suppose to be the land of the brave and free, not a place where people have to run and hide to avoid persecution. Hitlerism/Dictatorship should not be part of OUR SOCIETY.

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