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E-Verify Issue Starts Moving in House

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — A party-line vote Thursday on a proposal that would require employers to check the immigration status of new hires is the latest sign that the Republican-dominated Legislature is moving toward giving Gov. Ron DeSantis a win on a campaign promise. The Republican-controlled House Commerce Committee approved a bill that would force all public employers — such as state …

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House Members Ready to Take Up E-Verify

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — As the legislative session dwindles to its final weeks, House members are set Thursday to consider for the first-time a contentious proposal that would mandate employers do immigration checks on new workers. The push to implement E-Verify, a federal system designed to confirm workers’ legal eligibility, has proven to be a whirlwind legislative effort as Gov. Ron DeSantis makes …

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E-Verify Sponsor Says Change Makes ‘Mockery’

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — A key Republican lawmaker who is pushing to require all Florida employers to do federal immigration background checks on new hires said Tuesday his bill has become a “mockery” of what the proposal should be. Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, wants his proposal to require all public and private employers in the state to use E-Verify, a federal program …

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E-Verify Plan Could Include Agriculture Industry

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — A Senate proposal that would require Florida employers to do immigration checks on new hires is getting another makeover ahead of its second committee hearing on Tuesday. Sen. Tom Lee, a Thonotosassa Republican sponsoring an E-Verify bill (SB 664), filed an amendment on Monday that would expand a proposed requirement for private businesses to use E-Verify, a federal electronic …

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Oliva Open to Governor’s E-Verify Mandate

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — House Speaker José Oliva said he is “open” to supporting an E-Verify bill that would meet the goals of Gov. Ron DeSantis, but expressed doubts about the Senate’s version of the legislation. The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week carved out the agriculture industry from a bill (SB 664) that would require employers to use E-Verify, a federal …

E-Verify Sponsors Eye Changes to Stalled Proposals

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — A politically charged immigration bill is poised to get a makeover that sponsors hope will align the measure with the position backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican Party of Florida. The governor and the Florida GOP, led by Sen. Joe Gruters, are pushing a mandate for public and private employers to use E-Verify, a program that …

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What’s Next for E-Verify Immigration System

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

All employers would be required to use the E-Verify system to check the immigration status of employees. Milk Business Dot Com says the requirement is part of some revisions to the Ag and Legal Workforce Act that’s currently making its way through Congress. If the Act gets Congressional approval, it would phase in the E-Verify system over time and phase …